Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 528) Devious
“Klara? We need to go.” Zsofia says as she starts to take her by the hand but the old woman once again does not respond and Zsofia is not sure if she should touch her.
“Come on Klara, Zsofia is right. We must meet up with Laszlo and Tamas before anything else happens.” Stephen says as he puts his hand on her elbow to guide her.
“It already has.” The old woman states in an eerie almost mocking way and in a voice not her own. Her body stiffens keeping Stephen from moving her. “It has taken them below and it wants you to join them.” She grins as she tips her head in a crooked way to look up at him, the shallow eyes blinking quickly, but not at the same time.
The spooky appearance and devious snicker of this bizarre old woman makes Stephen feel like running in the opposite direction, but after several quiet seconds, he nudges Klara’s arm again. He knows that somehow he must control this situation, not only for himself, but also for Zsofia, her family, and even Klara who seems to be just as trapped by the secrets hidden inside this old historic building.