Lady Silver of the Spring – p.9

April 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

Before the girl could flip over to see what was happening, she heard someone dive into the spring and begin swimming towards her. The next thing she knew, she was being pulled upright, and she almost immediately began choking on the air.

A man, old enough to be her father but still in his prime, was lifting her from the water. “Thank the gods you are not dead,” he cried, and started swimming back with her.

She struggled and gasped, terrified that there was no way to make this man understand that she needed to breathe the water, and that by rescuing her he was sealing her doom. He was strong, though, and if she thrashed about he simply tightened his grip.

“Be still, Lady, you will be all right now,” he said. “I am a friend, I shall not harm you.”

The girl felt herself beginning to lose consciousness, and frantically cupped water in her hands and tried to inhale it as best she could. It wasn’t enough but she kept at it, since she didn’t know what else to do.

The man saw what she was doing and stopped swimming. “She’s gone mad, she has,” he said to himself, and held her out at arm’s length to look at her. She shook her head, held up the hand with the silver ring on it, pointed to the water and then pointed to her own nose.

The man nodded, slowly. “Utterly mad.”

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  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  April 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    She’s not mad, she’s just like a fish out of water…. :o)

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