The Mission, Part 2

You can read part 1 of this story here. The Mission He kicked her, still sound asleep in the tent, and snarled, “Get up!” Instinct made her jump into a defensive stance while her brain sifted through the morning fog.  “Think you’re tough?” He laughed sarcastically. She cautiously watched as he leaned over the fire, put…

The Mission

She walked softly toward the small low fire, the heavily falling snow hissing as it hit the flames. This was a surrender, a capitulation of her mission. She had been looking for him for days, and following him silently through the dense woods and ever worsening weather since early morning, hoping she was still hidden,…