Boots 8

three things piss me off …. muttered Night, squatting down beside the body.

…… horrible little people disturbing my peace with their blasted noise ……

It peered closely at the face inside the helmet.

……. horrible little people disturbing my darkness with their blasted lights …..

Night darkened at the torch; the light shuddered and dimmed and then played dead alongside its prone master.

Eleanor was waiting to hear what the third thing was but Night was busy inside the mind of the horrible little person who’d already disturbed it twice. She took advantage of this to get a close look at the face inside the exposed helmet. Her hand reached for the torch. She stopped it just in time, used the moon’s light instead.

Her mouth opened, said, ‘oh ….’ without a sound. The face was not what she was expecting. It wasn’t horrible at all. In fact, it was ….. not at all horrible. What was horrible was the thought, when it hit her, that anyone struck by that bolt of lightning could well be dead.

go on, then; kiss him and find out

Eleanor blushed. “I wasn’t going to!” she protested.

i am Night; i am capable of reading more than one mind at a time ……

“Well, I wasn’t going to ….. to ….. I was just wondering if he’s alive ….”

well, he is not dead ….. not yet ….. a kiss might actually help

The rosiest of apples would be no match for the colour of Eleanor’s cheeks right now. The glow should have been enough to light up the whole rooftop, without any help from the moon.

Night emerged from the not so horrible person’s mind more gently than it went in.

“What did you find out?” asked Eleanor, trying as best she could to sound as if it mattered not at all to her.

Night settled beside her the way one does when it is going to share some secret with you, then it straightened, folded its shadows into what could well be an attempt at a smile, and said:

best you find out for yourself

then added:

his name is Mike, by the way

next

part 1

Boots 8

Alenka Co

Stonebow, Australia

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