I ran. Where was Joel? Why wasn’t he here? I could hear someone behind me. He was getting closer. I had to run faster. I had to get away. If I could find Joel we could open the dimension gate and jump. But where was he? I made another sharp turn and pushed myself. I listened to the steady running behind me. “Cissy!” He screamed in fury. No. I knew who it was but I was still unprepared for the fear that coursed through me at the sound of his voice. Hell, not him. Please not him. Joel, where are you?