Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 452) Stay Back

The actions and statements of this old woman frightens Stephen because Klara has proven to him, during his interactions with her, that she is indeed in touch with the mysterious hidden world around them. Trying to focus his eyes to see deeper into the murky corners of the hallway, he frantically looks around to see if he can catch a glimpse of the creature Klara obviously feels is near them.

“You stay back you demon of sorrow!” Klara yells as she stands firm in her footing. “I know your abilities and I know what you seek.” She mutters something that Stephen cannot decipher as she reaches into the small bag tied with a leather string around her neck.

“I bar you from us, you cannot come any closer.” She tosses salt up into the air letting it rain down upon the group. “We must be quick; I have prepared a room downstairs, on the second floor, where we will be safe.”

“But, what about Tamas?” Zsofia asks as she begins to panic at the thought of her brother helplessly held by something he cannot see.

“I know he is up here, I heard him calling out!” Stephen states as he stands his ground.

“Not any longer!” The old woman says angrily as she stomps her foot and cane on the floor at the same time. “He is no longer where you thought him to be.” She looks at Stephen, her bottom lip protruding with anger as if trying to force him into a trance. “Now move quickly.” She whispers.


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