Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ramji is out of his chair, Dmitri and Guunnar on his heels. Stoney pushes through the Riders, sweeping Laila into his arms. His skin is grey, hard to the touch as the Riders move past him. They make a living wall; the Gargoyle strides past Nick's table, cradling Laila carefully.

Ramji grabs towels from Monty as the pair disappears into the back room. Guunnar and Dmitri take places by the door, eyes on Rath. Slipping into the room, he watches Stoney lay her gently on the table. Saying nothing, Ramji lays her hand on a towel and begins to clean away loose shards of glass.

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