As I’m wrapping up “post-production” of Qeya, I thought I’d give y’all another teaser trailer. Hope you enjoy! Stay tuned because the new edition will be available by this coming Saturday. Once again, if you want to read more, check out my blog, where I’m posting an entirely different set. 😉
“So now I’ve upset you well enough. What say we give the proper greet?” And just as suddenly, just as my fingers managed to clasp around the edge of my scythe blade, he twisted me around and let me go. His hands steadied my shoulders when I stumbled.
My eyes narrowed, peering up into his. “What are you expecting?”
He ignored my question. “What reason have you to come here? I saw you before on third deck, once.” The shadows were so dense I could barely see his smirk. He gave no better explanation, only added, “I’m called Ohre.”
“You come here because you heard what was said up on top deck.” He didn’t question, rather stated, like he already had all the answers.
And before I could filter them my thoughts poured out. “I don’t understand why they wouldn’t listen to you when it’s obvious you have more experience with the beyond than we do. I guess…I wanted to know what it is exactly you heard.” The distant cacophony of his world filled the silence growing between us. I wondered if he had understood me at first.
“It be more a feeling. Something swirls out in the beyond, something unnatural. It’s the reason so few venture to these worlds. The black spaces are a part of it, pieces unraveling pulling apart. We’ve come too far, waited too long to turn back now. Only death awaits us here.”
I shivered with foreboding and bit my lip to restrain my fears. I must never lead out of fear.
He laughed then. “Not the answers you came for?”
I shook my head. “How did you know I was coming?” My eyes were arrested, linked to his in a breath so instantly brief and long I gasped to catch up when his fingertip connected with mine. A hot fire, shiver of feeling and emotion sparked at our touch. The miners were like us in yet another way.
“You told me with your eyes while you watched the elders refuse to listen.”
“You knew they weren’t going to listen, but still you came above. Why?”
His smile somehow broke through the gloomy haze. “The same reason you are here, Qeya.” There was something disturbingly natural about the way his skin felt warm against mine. In his eyes I saw his weariness, a life spent serving others just to live another day. In his eyes I saw the kind of strength that is beat into a person rather than born into them. In his eyes I saw the appreciation and wonder he had for me. Like he was to me, I was different from anything else in his world and it drew us together like a host to a parasite. I had a feeling once he got under my skin he was there to stay.
Stay tuned for more teasers ;p