In A Dark Abyss
Chapter 3We ducked though the small tunnel, Dominick’s hair brushed the low ceiling in front of me, and then, he disappeared into a green curtain. When I went through after him, I was soaked through my coat, my frizzy hair plastered to my face. I grinned, I forgot all about my pain. I was in mine and Dominick’s kingdom. We were free here, no scars, no blood, no drugs. No Jerry, no Bill. Best of all? When we were there we could never die.
“Are you the wolf who howls to the Moon?” Dominick breathed.
“Only as Darkness falls.” I replied.
We took off into the undergrowth, the water from the last Moon Monsoon dripping on us; the Raining Ravine was earning the keep of its name. I ran to the top of one of the rocks and let out a play snarl,
“Can’t get me Nicky!”
“Oh you Wait Anny!” that name made me so angry… that I got him instead, I leaped off the rock, hitting him hard, my little 40-45 pound 8 year old body knocked him over, and we rolled down the hill, I was digging my fingers into his shoulder, one arm around his neck, and we were giggling it ended up with him pinning me with a knee on my chest.
“Dominick? Can you teach me to fight?”
“Little Tiger, why would I do that?”
“So Daddy can’t hurt me anymore.”
Dominick’s emerald crystalline gaze softened,
“Sure thing Kiddo.”