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Guarding Angel by S.L. Saboviec
“Miriam, stop,” said Kaspen. His white eyes, wide with anguish, turned to me. “She wants to kill herself. Enael, I don’t know what to do. I thought I soothed her. She was upset about Daniel, but after I chased away the demon, she seemed content. Now she can’t hear me anymore. What’s happening to her?”
Words stuck in my throat.
Miriam tried to stand and fell face-first into the mud. The water splashed through Kaspen as he knelt and pulled her to her feet. “Come with me. Please, Miriam, don’t do this.” He tried to grip her shoulder, but his hand went through it. “No!”
“Miriam, stop,” I said, but she heard me no more than she heard Kaspen.
A tentacled Fearling crept along the bank. I kicked it, and it flew squealing through the air. It landed against a tree trunk and ran to the other side.
Miriam waded into the river, the stones dragging her down. The water rushed around her, tugging her clothing and causing her to nearly lose her footing. The river pushed her and she kept onward. The water rose to her hips, to her waist, to her chest. Her sodden hair swept in front of her.
“I can hear her again!” Kaspen said. “I can’t help you if you don’t want me to, Miriam. You don’t want to do this. Please, you know you don’t want to do this.” He hovered over her.
Shaking violently, Miriam tipped her head to the sky and opened her blue eyes wide. She stared at the stars as the river splashed against her back.
She shuddered. Her back hunched and her head twisted at an impossible angle to look back toward us. A smile—a familiar smile, one that had been lined with razor-sharp teeth in her bedroom where I last saw it—lanced across her face. She hissed.
Kaspen stared at her, but I rushed past him. “Get out of her! Get out!” I shrieked at the demon possessing her.
She cackled and pointed at me. The flesh around her eyes was bruised, and blue veins snaked across her jaw and cheeks beneath her transparent skin. Before I could stop her, she heaved herself headfirst into the river.
“Miriam!” Kaspen ran past me and dove in.
I plunged after them.
The river ran high and strong from a recent rainstorm. Miriam’s body was taken by the current, but the rocks in her pocket pulled her toward the river bottom. Kaspen grabbed at her, but his hand went through her body. He rushed behind her, clutching at an arm and a leg, snatching at her nightgown and apron, but his hand found no purchase. “Please, ask me to help, Miriam. I can help you. I know you’re in there. Fight it!”
The water muffled his words, but Miriam should have been able to hear through her connection, if only the demon hadn’t interfered.
Releasing Rage by Cynthia Sax
She stepped into the firewall square. The door behind her closed and she authorized the interior door to open.
A buzz swept over her. No, not simply over her. Into her. She gasped, her inhalation of air drawing more of this unknown presence inside her.
It was too much, almost suffocating. Joan swayed, lightheaded. “Do not faint. Do not faint,” she repeated to herself, closing her eyes.
The rolling under her feet gradually stopped. She opened her eyes and wished she hadn’t. Crimson spray covered everywhere she looked. Gore was splattered into the farthest corners, hanging from the ceiling. Cleaner bots scrubbed the walls and floor.
This was why she felt dizzy, she reasoned. She smelled and sensed this butchery.
C899321, the being she had been told was responsible, stood in his uploading dock, a cable inserted into his nape, his towering form naked, covered with blood, his long black hair dripping with it.
He turned his head, locked his gaze with hers and she sucked in her breath. There were worlds of agony, of rage, in those bright blue eyes. This was no rational, logic-driven cyborg. This was a man, an animal, crazed by bloodlust and pain.
“They thought to pacify me with the use of a human female?” he thundered, his deep gravelly voice clawing across her skin, awakening parts in her she didn’t realize slept. “I’d kill you before I allowed you to touch me.”
This insult didn’t hurt her the way he’d intended. Joan knew she wasn’t the slim tiny female males desired. She was solidly built, good breeding stock, as her mother had once said.
She discarded his words and focused on the torment in his tones. He hurt. Horrifically. Her fingers twitched, the urge to reach out to him, to comfort him, tremendous. Judging by the flex of his powerful biceps and thigh muscles, by the anger radiating from him, he wouldn’t appreciate that response.
He also wouldn’t listen to any command she issued. A reprimand, verbal or physical, would add to his hostility. Some being had already tried to restrain him and failed. The reportedly unbreakable wrist and ankle cuffs attached to the frame of the uploading dock had been shattered, rendered useless.
Joan discarded four solar cycles’ worth of theory on how to handle malfunctioning cyborgs, realizing now that the academy experts knew nothing.
Her late father, however, had taught her how to deal with wild beasts.
“I would never touch you without your permission.” She lowered her gaze, showing submission, recognizing C899321 as the dominant male he was. He’d seek to harm any aggressor, to protect himself and his territory. If she wasn’t female, she suspected she’d already be dead.
“I also would never hurt you.” Joan stuffed a couple of cleaning cloths into her pockets and dropped to her knees, into a puddle of red. The moisture soaked through her flight suit. “I’m here to serve you, to clean you.”
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