SEAN WOODWARD keeping it safe all these years." Illyia screamed as the cubes of snow started to appear on the cell floor. "What is this?" asked Herr Farbenz as he stepped over the white cubes which were blinking into existence, in varying sizes and locations. "Return to New York now, tell me what is happening!" "It's too late" said Illyia. He leapt at Farbenz, sinking razor-sharp teeth into his neck and draining the life from him in a single bite. As he did so his stature and features started to transform into those of Farbenz and his form, now limp upon the floor took on the features of Illyia's old body. Henri returned to the suite in the Waldorf, only to find it decorated with Christmas garlands and hundreds of small white origami cubes. They bestowed a strange kind of peace upon him. He did not know what would become of N'Tarran and the bonds but for the first time in weeks he sensed everything would work out fine. In a small fortified town outside Vienna the onslaught of the Everlim was suddenly halted. As they consumed the ancient walls lattice cubes of iron rose out of the surface of the stones. They burnt the Everlim where they touched them, slicing their huge frames, incapacitating them. Samuel held Hannah's hand tight as they walked through the cemetery. A storm of snow-filled cubes followed the pair as they walked amongst the crispy avenues. "I will return soon my love" he said as they approached the mausoleum. "No, I'm coming with you she whispered". Together they entered the tomb, as it too became wrapped in a snowstorm of glittering cubes. Copyright ÂŠ Sean Woodward 2008
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