After Dark - Chapter Seventeen

After Dark - Chapter Seventeen

A Chapter by lawrence bear

A Startling Discovery


“You caught a fever the night you left,” she began, “To hunt down that horrid beast. And now, your fever looks to have past.”

“How long?” he asked in a gravely voice.

“How long what?” she asked.

“How long, was I out?” he trembled.

“…Three weeks.” she then got up off the bed.

“What?” his voice scratched.

“You are lucky to be alive… that thing had cut you deep. I’m surprised how quickly it’s healing.” She rings out the rag. “I am glad you made it home alright Gregory, was worried about you. For now, you should get some rest, you still feel warm.” She places her hand to his forehead.


Three weeks… he thought to himself, feeling the bandage area of his shoulder before asking,

“And, Rudy…” he tries to prop himself up again, but the pain is too agonizing.

“You must lie down my love, I will fetch the doctor. As for, Rudy, he comes and checks on you from time to time.” She said as she hands him a glass of water.

“That thing cut me long before we got to it, when it killed Stephen…” he pauses. “Stephen… did they?” he was afraid to finish.

“Three weeks ago,” she answered his ailing question. “There was nothing you or anyone, could have done to save him. So don’t beat yourself up, but right now, you should get some rest. The boy’s will be here in the morning to check in on you.”


© 2011 lawrence bear

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After Dark


lawrence bear
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Thank you for visiting my place of work, I hope you enjoy what you read. I do try my best to entertain. My imagination runs wild at times, but I love the freedom. more..


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