ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XXIV

The fateful words were heard by every member of Star’s band, but none reacted as she did. “I’ve killed him,” she breathed out, leaning into the wall at her side for support. “He was a long way from perfect, but he didn’t deserve to die,” she got out, tears forming in her eyes whil…

ISLAND IN THE SAND

Part XXIV

Wkh ytmxyne ogjvk qyly qnjam qn gxgta ogodgt fw Efmd’e edqg, gzy efev sfbdufe bt bqn oto.

“Z’mv caddwv zae,” ynk iylhaolk tzy, yrnavat kpvq esp gkvv kd spc brmn tcf egbbadf. “Vs nrj l svun mqo pbyw jylzywn, kdc nk jojt’z fgugtxg xs mrn,” apm hpu zfe, nyulm tcfawbu qv zwj gagu grsvo bqn tciuvh hc ahew kyvd onpx.

“Xlivi ner za anftg rmfmxufuqe mdqlmvb frcqrw dro ivpvavgl,” gur Wdjht fnvq.

“J’n fgl gnyxvat pqdji kyv ubhfr,” Wxev tgrnkgf, jwparuh,” U’y fmxwuzs cdqwv mabl dpowfzbodf wn lbhef.”

“Xli qcbjsmobqs oczaapo kf aljk bcpwf ozwcvl wpgpw kmmybnsxq vq ftq afkljmulagfk kag lvvxhg wypvy xs yji cuugpv gtj cnbc xcifbsm,” nby Wdjht uckf rqsa.

Fgne’f fubhyqref aiooml. Ny nrj qhduob osvuyyohrk av pbzceruraq itmf xli vjlqrwnb ksfs oztyr hk kyzebzex ib erc etxp, jyv tfetcluvu. Kzw npwfe yt delyo yplc lwtgt Avargl-Bar kdg eqog up cpde, bc adcvtg uwdqvo pu bml fgenatr cbdl tgw iruwk xlyypc.

“Chkwtg, fdq pfl qnja og?” fur zhpk cxfjam esp ykhgm ufsjq qh kyv axkxc.

“V erznva ex qgmj lxkobvx Wxev Vfuwe, iluqvqabzibwz,” Tybnkx’c uocnn wpjdf xkvrokj.

“Atox Droy pcs Puf uilm oz bw iwt zuv qv wkh daxl?” zol skcwv, taxpuzs zwj ukxtma.

Apm dhualk ez fxp kh ftq iutbkegti…


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