This week's post is from the opening chapters of DUNGEON CRAWL: THE FALL and continues last week's post.
Fourteen breathes, that was how long transcendence took. She’d counted fourteen breathes since she was a child. And now, she counted again.
Sari closed her eyes. If I open them again what will I see?
Ten. Will I die before I transcend this mortal frame?
Her breath sped up.
Nine. Eight. Seven. Six.
The goddess whispered peace to her, promises of eternal comfort.
She looked back over the war. Once the transcendence was complete her part here would be over. Annu Godeye stood on the ramparts watching Sari fall. Her face was twisted with anger. Poor Annu.
The great berserker watched her fall as well, his face a portrait of anguish. He was cheated of his toy.
The demons blow gibbered in delight. Sari smiled, thrilling in the knowledge that she would cheat them too. Her blood would not fill their tongues.
Sari gasped and screamed.
So. Much. Pain.