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The Cracking- Chapter 10Feeling by touch how her master’s body had suddenly became limp and now lay motionless, like if the thing she could feel beside her was no longer her master, but a lifeless corpse, Kaia clung onto the skeksis, screaming at him, even shaking him in her attempt to make him stay with her. -“MASTER!... MASTER SKEKSIL!... PLEASE! PLEASE!”- Was all she could manage to say, completely lost to despair now. Then a stirring and a cracking of old bones came from the shadowy form to which she feverishly held, followed by a meek “Hmmm” Her eyes welled up with tears. Her Master was still alive! The rakkida, sinisterly crouched in the hallway, rubbed it’s pained snout with it’s front paws. It bled from there, and it felt a nasty, strong stinging. The biggest prey had SHARP TEETH! Now it was not only hungry, but also wounded, and very angry. It was going to te
The Cracking -chapter 9The storm was unleashing it’s fury against the sterile dry barrenlands where the Castle of the Crystal stood, still proud and dark. The rakkida was unleashing it’s fury too, against the cracked ancient wall inside which it’s cornered preys huddled and hid. For a moment, everything was confusion. The animal’s snout had appeared by surprise right beside SkekSil who, unable to see through the thick shadowy space, could only feel how the beast’s teeth clamped onto one of his heavy crimson velvet and white silk sleeves, shaking it with incredible force, and turning it to shreds. Shrieking with terror, the Skeksis had managed to throw a savage clawing with his bird-like talons towards the blinding shadows in front of him. There was a growl accusing pain, the pressure of the heavy jaws on his forearm dissapeared, and SkekSil’s nostrils were then filled with the putrid and hot breath of the rakkida. It had let him go