'How?' asked Mini eagerly.
Rae took out her sword. It was stained with blood, but through the red drops scattered all over, the silver was still visible, not as shiny. Rae fixed her leg back in place with one quick yank and crawled over to the crate wall.
She held her sword out towards it and in a few seconds she had cut a big hole in the crate. Mini looked at her wide-eyed. Rae shrugged. 'Battle training,' she said, grinning from ear-to-ear.
Mini grinned back. 'Go,' she whispered.
Rae shook her head and shuffled out of the way. Mini took a deep breath and crawled outside. Rae followed, tucking her sword into her pocket.
Darkness and another man stood huddled together. Darkness turned his head and narrowed his eyes to slits. 'You,' he said to Rae. 'You twit!'
Mini would have been shocked, but Rae looked amused. 'Yeah,' she said,' you're the twit around here.'
Darkness crossed his arms. 'And what,' he smirked, 'do you think you are doing?'
'Escaping,' said Rae calmly.
'And who's this? A stowaway?' Darkness said, looking suspiciously at Mini.
'Actually,' said the other man, quietly, 'I brought her. Ally of Rae's.'
'Ah,' said Darkness, 'so you're Miss Raven, are you?'
'Yes,' sighed Mini. 'Mini Raven.'
'So sorry I entered your house without permission,' said Darkness.
'You're not sorry,' said Rae, defensively.
'I am, dear Rae.' Darkness insisted, a malicious grin slowly spreading across his face.
Rae scowled back at him. 'You're not,' she said, 'and I know you.'
'But Rae,' protested Darkness. 'You know how much I love a little fun!'
Rae rolled her eyes. 'You've done this before.'
'I know,' said Darkness.
'Shouldn't you two be more close?' asked Mini, curiously. 'I mean, you are neighbours.'
Darkness looked at her confused. Then smirked at Rae, before disappearing into thin air, taking the other man with him.
Mini sighed, looking sideways at Rae, who looked as solid and strong as she was when Mini first saw her. But something was wrong. Her eyes. They had fear in them.
Somehow Mini didn't think Rae and Darkness had been neighbours.
Another chapter done! This story is speeding along!
Why do you think Mini doubted that Rae and Darkness had been neighbours????