Speak Again

fanfiction by Wild Iris

Fire by Fire

It was too remote to be expected. Sometime, yes; but not in this life, not contrary to the plan.

She has misread the signs entirely, and now she can only watch. The blazing shafts have taken over the world, sending lofty walls tumbling into the street, burning through metal and paper and stone.

The day of reckoning has come just when it could be in no one's interest.

Staff throughout the building, fearful of the wrath of the Senior Partners, beseech whatever gods will have them that the city not be destroyed.

Hitting redial on her cellphone, Lilah prays too.