GENRE: YA Fantacy
Surprise crosses his bold features as I pop into visibility.
“Hey, aren’t you going to untie me?”
I turn back and consider him. I don’t hear any sounds of pursuit but I am well aware that I need to get my butt moving.
“Why should I involve myself? I’ve got enough trouble as it is.”
“Untie me and I’ll give you anything you ask for.”
“Why didn’t they put a rag in your mouth?”
“What? I assume because we are too far away for anyone to hear me. What kind of question is that anyway?”
I shrug and turn away.
“I don’t have time for this. I’m sure you did something that justifies getting tied up and tossed back here.” The alley isn’t a dead end but connects to another alley through a narrow passageway. There is a short wall about waist high so I almost didn’t notice. I grasp the wall and draw myself up. Perfect. I can see an alley I recognize from here…..
“You can’t leave me here!” The man yells at my back. “I’m Rugor! I really can get you anything.”
That stops me. I’d just killed Rugor. I turn back and glare at him.
“Prove it.” I demand.
“Prove you are the leader of the rebels. I’ve hear some of the stories. Prove to me you are who you say and I’ll untie you.” What is going on? If this is Rugor as he claims, then who did I kill?
“Not all of the stories are true, you know.”
“I don’t care. Pick one.”
“You are incredibly difficult, you know that? Fine, but get ready with whatever stunt you pulled earlier. We’ll have company in about twenty beats. Now, stab me in the heart.”
“What?!” Now it is my turn to gape.