The remains of my father, and what they're doing to my mother.
The sickening crack of breaking bone, and my mother, my brave strong mother, screams... the whole alley smells of blood, rich and copper-heavy and thick, and my shoe slides on gravel, and I'm down, and they're there - Hounds, the Hounds who killed my dad, the Hounds who are killing my mom, and I fling my hands over my head but all the happens is a few sparks - no shield - and they laugh, and one of them grabs me by the hair, and -
I gasp awake, heard pounding, awaken to his voice. My kiri. I gulp down a breath of fresh air, still gagging from the smell of the alley in my dream, and I choke on a sob. Halloran holds me, even though I'm slick with cold sweat, he holds me and rocks me - "Kiri, it was just a dream. It was just a nightmare. You're okay."
I grab his arm, hold it across me, sag against him. "You saved me."
"It was just a nightmare, honey."
"It was the alley. In the nightmare... in the nightmare, you weren't there. But you were in real life."
He nods, understanding.
I close my eyes. "You saved me."
Yes, Capri is chipper and joyful and fun... but don't forget that the girl's been through some severe trauma.
Bad, bad dreams, and this is why she slept in Halloran's bed for so long after the Purges...
We're still at $2,572.60! Let's see if we can push it to $3,000!
Remember, every dollar facilitates one phone call to RAINN's hotline.
Spooky just called. Hi, Spooky! *kiss*
She asked if there was anything she could do for me... basically, what she can do, and what y'all can do, is comment on the posts! This keeps me awake. Awake is good!