Zeem has won! He is victorious—until an arrow makes its way into his body. “Noooo!” I scream. His eyes roll into the back of his head and he plummets to the ground with a thud; but not before he can toss the orb through the air into my hands. Tears pour down the side of my face and I collapse to my knees clutching the orb to my chest with all my strength. My heart crumbles into minuscule pieces. I’ve never been so close to anyone before, the only person I truly care about lies lifeless on the cold earth.
A short story