TITLE: The Legend of Dan
GENRE: Paranormal Thriller
Daniel, the One Who Sees the Unseen, can see the supernatural world—a world where the first salvo of the war of good versus evil is aimed at him. In this scene, he isn’t yet fully aware of his gift and its power or the danger it brings.
The giant being spoke to me, “Do not be afraid. I am Ratel. I have come with your guardian.”
A guardian. Just hours ago that enforcer asked where my guardian was.
“The Great One is starting the battle sooner than we planned,” Ratel said. “Gather the things that are important to you, and I’ll explain—”
A brilliant red flash followed by a chest-vibrating blast turned bricks and mortar into pellet-sized missiles that peppered my face and body and drove me backwards into the wall. Stunned and with ears ringing, I staggered forward. My foot grazed the edge of the circular stairs to the floor below, and I tumbled around the first curve. I lost consciousness, my body’s life blood stopped flowing, and everything went, if it had a color, a flat, dull gray. Color returned as I popped back into consciousness on the landing above. Ratel released my arm and disappeared with a muffled snap.
A second muffled snap heralded the appearance of another giant being who said, “I’m Paz—your guardian. You have to come with me now.”
“He’s leading the fight.”
Paz turned to face away from me toward the… holy s***, where’s my wall?
Ionized night air wafted through the floor-to-ceiling hole framed by warped re-bar, and sparks crackled at the ends of dangling wires. The churning grit of an enforcer pulsated in the opening.
I inched backwards. Thankfully, my Sarquettes was stymied by my inability to form words.