After Dark - Chapter Thirteen

After Dark - Chapter Thirteen

A Chapter by lawrence bear

It's just a scratch...


Paul whistles, moments later his horse comes trotting towards them. Greg helps him onto his steed. Rudy’s horse then appears. He swings his leg over as he mounts it. Greg looks at Paul.

“I got him tied to a tree over yonder.” Paul motions.

“Come on, get on,” Rudy put out his hand to Greg. “I’ll get there faster.”


Paul groans in pain, his shoulder was bothering him. He broke out into a cold sweat as they rode to Greg’s horse. They look at him with every groan he made, on the way home. Paul shivered as he rode on.

“I think I might be coming down with something,” wiping his brow. “Could be the adrenaline wearing off too. I feel tired, so tired.” His eyes sagged.

“Maybe you should have that shoulder checked out.” Greg had said.

“That is a nasty cut.” Rudy adds.

“Aye, like I said before, it’s only a scratch.” He paused. “It doesn’t even hurt anymore, I’m fine. I just need to get some shuteye.”


When they arrived back into town, some of the villagers were waiting by the fire. Waiting on the news if they had killed the animal and waiting for a trophy. Paul, who had looked drained and a bit pale, had told them the wolf was dead; some have asked why they haven’t brought it back, to show what it may have looked like. Some had said they have never heard of a wolf to make such horrible howls.

“It was rabid, so we burned it.” Greg blurted. “There was no need to bring an infection among the village. So we burned it to rid of it.”

Paul dismounted his steed, feeling dizzy he shook his head and started for his door. Stopping and blinking his eyes, gripping his wounded shoulder, he gazed up at the stars. “Lovely, aren’t they?” was all he had said and then he collapsed.

© 2011 lawrence bear

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