mobius files: pyree chp 1 pt 4
Nikarah ran out of the ally between the restaurant and the building next door; and ran straight into someone, the force knocking her to the ground. Her head hit the pavement with a loud crunch, making her teeth clatter, squeezing her eyes shut. Why didn't she stop it? Nik wondered why she hadn't; she the speed and reflexes, but whatever had hit her she was unaware of it.
"Are you all right?" a voice asked anxiously, an annoyingly familiar voice.
Nik opened her eyes to see a tanned face staring down at her. The boy extended his hand to help her up, surprised to find how easy she was to lift. "I'm fine!" she snapped, "no thanks to you." She ran a hand through the hair at the back of her head, hiding her fingers in the shadows as she caught the sight of red.
Scott grabbed Nik's wrist, seeing the blood smeared over her fingertips. "No you're not that's blood!" He reached for her hair, but she stopped him, raising her forearm to block his.
"Yes I am." She pushed her second han
mobius files: pyree chp 1 pt 3
She felt good to be in the air again, the wind rushing through her fiery tangle of hair, the sensation of the cold tingling against her hot skin. She was flying southwest; an alarm triggered in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The culprits were headed up Huntington Avenue. It was a fair distance away, but she was fast and could get there quickly.
A white van sped beneath her, tailed by police vehicles with blearing sirens and flashing lights. The passenger of the van leaned himself out of the window, firing shots behind him as he tried to shoot down the police. She cooled herself as she swooped down, hiding the flame emitting from her skin. With speed and stealth, she perched herself on the roof of the van, the occupants unaware of her being.
Without giving off flame, she heated herself, the metal giving way as it melted. She dropped silently into the van, shots echoing off the sides. She looked down at the stolen artwork, recognising the work of a beloved painter.
"You have got to be k
Mobius Files: Pyree chp 1 pt 2THE IVY RESTAURANT
Nikarah lay asleep at the desk, resting her head in her folded arms, her dreams plagued by images of burning buildings and screaming voices.
"Nikarah." Hands shook her shoulders and a feminine voice whispered in her ear. "Nik wake up, you've got customers"
Nik lifted her head from the counter and looked up, seeing the face of her manger. "How long was I out for?" she muttered. Nik had no need to panic for getting caught sleeping on the job by her boss; Robyn had the kindest heart ever.
"15 minutes. Are you getting any sleep?" she replied.
"Not lately, Bobbie." Nik said as she stretched from the uncomfortable sleep for the second time that day.
"Do you need a coffee?"
"No thanks, I'm good. What table?"
Bobbie scrolled through the computer register, looking at the seating chart for where her customers were placed. "Ah . . . six," she finally said.
Nik smiled warily. There was still some sleep left in her. "Thanks." Nik walked past Bobbie but stopped when she placed a h