Sanctuary...part 2

My tired arms and legs suddenly found new strength and it didn’t take me long to be within touching distance of the gates that enclosed safety. But they were open, something was wrong. then I saw the shadow in the window and I realised that safety had flown silently from these walls a long time ago.

I sat down and held her then. I cradled her limp body in my arms and kissed the top of her head, knowing she had already reached her Sanctuary. I closed my eyes and let the Darkness take me.

The Sanctuary lights flickered and, one by one, they died.

Someone screamed.

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