A Thousand Pieces Of You

A Thousand Pieces Of You

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Claudia Gray By AuthorClaudiaGray Updated Oct 28, 2014

My hand shakes as I brace myself against the brick wall. Rain falls cold and sharp against my skin, from a sky I've never seen before. It's hard to catch my breath, to get any sense of where I am. All I know is that the Firebird worked. It hangs around my neck, still glowing with the heat of the journey.

There's no time. I don't know whether I have minutes, or seconds, or even less. Desperately I tug at these unfamiliar clothes-the short dress and shiny jacket I wear have no pockets, but there's a small bag dangling from my shoulder. When I fish inside, I can't find a pen, but there's a lipstick. Fingers trembling, I unscrew it and scrawl on a tattered poster on the wall of the alley. This is the message I must pass on, the one goal I have to remember after everything else I am is gone.

KILL PAUL MARKOV.

Then I can only wait to die.

Die isn't the right word. This body will continue to breathe. The heart will continue to beat. But I won't be the Marguerite Caine living in it anymore...

  • alternateuniverse
  • epic
  • london
  • parallelworlds
  • preview
  • published
  • russia
  • youngadult