Aesop's Adventures: The ThiefThe hall was almost empty, most of the humans having finished their morning meals and were now going about their daily chores. Form his perch high upon the rafters, Aesop glanced down, scanning for easy prey. The little blue firelizard paused as one table in particular caught his attention. It still had some dirty plates on it, one of which contained food. Aesop's stomach growled. He leaned forward, falling off the rafter, and snapped his wings open, gliding to a gentle landing on the table. Immediately the blue made a show of preening his wings. There was no point in advertising his find to any other firelizard that may be lurking about. They could be so greedy at times. A quick look around confirmed that he was alone. Quickly Aesop galloped to the plate, looking like a reptilian rabbit as he loped along. What he saw made his mouth water: A juicy piece of meat, just ripe for the taking. Aesop set himself to pounce, mouth watering. Suddenly a brown furry shape shot past him, bowling th
The Bronze Seagull - Ch 14The chameleon hissed. Without warning he spun, twirling the knife in his hands, and cut the rope that held up the crate.
Steve watched in horror as the rope remained still for a moment, laying on the floor of the cargo bay, before suddenly whipping about as gravity took hold. The were wolf ran forward, adrenaline rushing through his body. He dove. Claws just managed to wrap around the end of the rope, and Steve skidded on his chest. Interface may not have been too heavy, but the crate more than made up for it. Steve strained, ignoring the pain that lanced through his body as he stopped the crate's free fall, re-injuring his bad shoulder. He looked down, hanging half out of the hatch, seeing the crate sway back and forth. Below that, through the black of night, the ground seemed so terrifyingly far away. Steve clenched his jaw. He had temporarily saved Interface, but the danger wasn't over yet. With each pendulum swing, the crate dragged him forward, inch by inch. It wouldn't be l