Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 511) The Open Door
Slowly rolling to his knees, Stephen supports himself on the table in order to stand up. Grabbing his side, he gradually manages to gain his footing but is dizzy and still disoriented from the episode that took place here. What exactly happened, he is not sure of and the only thing he wants to do now, is find the others. Most of all, he needs to find Zsofia.
Not knowing if what he experienced was a dream or some sort of out-of-body experience, he fears the anonymity of the manor. It frightens him to the bone to think about the dark void that seemed to be consuming him. Still feeling shaken, he is not so sure that for a few seconds, he had not died.
Stumbling across the room, he falls against the wall for support and then leans around the frame of the door as he peers into the adjoining empty bedroom. Disappointed that he finds himself completely alone, he draws in a shallow breath as he begins to walk toward the open door to the hallway.
The sense of urgency he feels for finding the others is not merely because he is alone, but out of concern for the safety and lives of the people he considers to be his only friends. If he was dreaming, or hallucinating, who was the woman screaming for him and if it was Zsofia, where is she now?