Felix didn´t quite know just how to feel about Scarlett in present time.
Her snappy attitude, her fiery eyes and porcelain skin, the little gold flecks in her emerald eyes and even her little flaws like her exaggerated sneezes, her often rough crop of copper hair. It all contributed to make a beautiful image of Scarlett, perhaps even more beautiful than her heart-shaped face.
No. Felix dismissed the thought; Scarlett was arrogant and self-important. She could never appeal to him.
The dusted cue hit the polished 8 ball as Felix thought this.
The blur of black shot into a pocket, and Felix, still locked in his mind, collected his bidding money for his seventh won game.
"Man," Chase grumbled. "You´re good!"
"Mmm-hmm," Felix said vaguely.
Awkwardly, his mind was set solely on Scarlett.
Felix fiddled with his smart phone. There were numerous people he could chat with, but of course, SHE was still occupying his mind.
"Hii" Felix texts.
"what do u want u spoon" Scarlett replies.
"Do u wanna go horse riding?"
"it´s a tad late tho"
"slEEP IS 4 THE WEAK"
"you´ve sold me, cya in a min m8"
Overly happy with his conversation, Felix first collects his drawings and files them away.
He sifts through them as he does so.
The Kyra picture jutted out from the pile- it wasn´t a good one. Felix tossed it into the roaring fire.
He found one of Glacieria, and instead of burning that too, he holds it for a second.
Glacieria did indeed seem like a good dog.
It was the owner who was the problem.
Before Felix could ponder anymore about this picture, two sounds meet his ears from outside.
A thud and a scream of pain.
It was subtle, but the scream sounded oddly familiar.
Rain began to pelt the ground outside, making the ground soft, slippery and muddy- but Felix didn´t care. He sprints outside, only in a shirt, shorts and socks. The mud cakes his feet. Sobs of utter anguish and pain grow louder and louder as he gets nearer.
He accidentally collides with a girl his age- Cleo, he thinks her name is. Her eyes are maddened, gleaming yellow, her white ringlets a cloud behinds her as she continues to run out of the stables.
"SCARLETT!" Felix cries.
He skids into the sawdust of the ring- and sees a figure, breathing raspily, screaming in pain, slumped against the wall.
"FEEELLIIIIIX! FEEEELLIIIXX!" Scarlett wails.
Felix reaches her, and the sight that greets him is truly horrifying.
Scarlett lays frail on the ground, her stomach somewhat flattened by a crimson hoof mark. She´s coughing up blood, and a sticky, orangey dribble of it sticks to her chin. Her hair is plastered to her face from sweat, tears and rain, and her eyes are vacant, rolled back into her head. She was a state.
All because I was too late, Felix thinks.
This is my fault.
"Scarlett," he sobs over her frail body. "Cleo did this."
Through gasps and splutters, Scarlett shakily nods.
"She...took...him...to...her," she whispers.
"She took who to who? Scarlett, answer me!" Felix cries as Scarlett grows limp.
He applies pressure to the buck mark in her gut.
Scarlett draws a rattled breath.
END OF BOOK
--- STORY CONTINUED IN VOLUME 2: Crimson: The Subtle Knife ---
☯ Tash & Nia ☯ Dun dun dunnnnnn!!!! This ending reminds me of the wolf among us.
It will mean nothing to u, but Narissa is glamoured as Faith! Yeah, u
have to watch it to understand... Lol
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