- Stephanie Faye
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Without further ado, here's a glimpse into Zelina: The Second Glyph.
From Chapter 9:
Zelina raised her eyebrows at him. He was right and she hated that. “Take a deep breath, Rune.”
“We need to run. Medjay are close. We need to get out of here NOW!” She reached for his hand, as he pushed himself off the wall and they ran to the nearest tube station.
“Can we stop, please?” Rune asked, grabbing his side with both hands. “I need to breathe for a minute. You know, breathing is pretty important for survival.” He sat on an empty bench outside the station and put his head back, closing his eyes, trying to catch his breath.
“Fine. You wait here, I’m going to get us tickets. Scream if you see or sense anything.”
“Where are we going to go, Zelina?”
“I don’t know yet, but I’ll figure it out. Stay here. Do not go anywhere.”
“Where am I going to go?”
Zelina rolled her eyes and walked off. She knew if a pretty girl walked by, he would be up in an instant, flirting with her and not realizing he was walking away. He got too distracted by girls and food.
Zelina got them tickets with the last of the money Milo had given her. It was not much but it was enough to get them out of there. They rode in silence, not even glancing at each other. As they exited the tube, Rune tried to smile, however Zelina could see the worry in his eyes.
“We will get through this. We’ll be fine. I promise.” She took hold of his hand and smiled.
They got close to exiting the station when Rune stopped, looked around, and squeezed Zelina’s hand. “It’s quiet, too quiet,” his voice squeaked.
He was right. There was no one around, the entire station was empty. A knot formed in Zelina’s stomach. She was having a hard time breathing. Nothing seemed right. Rune squeezed her hand once more, causing her to look up the stairs. Two Medjay descended slowly, smiling menacingly, their red eyes gleaming with joy. Zelina wondered why she did not sense them. How did they track her so quickly?
She pushed Rune behind her, wanting to protect him above all else. Rune grabbed her hand to run only to see another Medjay approaching them from the other side.
Zelina turned to face Rune. “Hey, no worries, right? I said we’ll be fine. I promised you and I don’t break my promises.” She winked at him. “We got this.”
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