It was snowing so hard she could barely see the houses, and her bike was beginning to slow. All the road obstruction was bad for the engine, that she knew. This wasn’t even her heavy terrain bike; she had to rush out with her racing bike.
In short; Marcy wasn’t prepared.
There was something chasing after her, big and running on foot. Marcy hadn’t gotten a good glance, but it probably had the power to do extreme damage, something she’d like to avoid.
With a jolt and a screech, the front wheel of the bike caught on something and jerked forward, sending Marcy flying through the air. She came to an unpleasant stop when she hit the ground and rolled in the snow.
Marcy’s ears rang, and she couldn’t get a sense of where she was. She’d landed on something too hard to just be snow, but there was no way in hell she could get it uncovered enough to determine what it was. It felt like there was a rock in her chest, and she coughed up blood.
In the middle of unsteadily attempting to stand, whatever was behind her grabbed her by the back of her jacket and THREW HER into a distant snow bank.
Her ears were really ringing now. She couldn’t move. It hurt to breathe.
“Hey, over here!”
Was that Will? It sounded distant.
“Over here you great big ass!”
That was definitely Will.
The hulking mass of whatever it was that was following her shifted, presumably to look at the convenient distraction. It was big enough that Marcy could notice it’s movement in the ‘verse.
So, it was from the void, then.
“Yeah, over here you piece of shit!”
Wait, that was... Gloss? What was she doing here?
Her ears were still ringing. Her chest was starting to get numb, which may or may not have been good.
Will was next to her. He was talking, but the sound was starting to get really muffled. That’s… that’s not good.
She almost couldn’t feel the pain at all anymore.
He had a hand gripped in hers, another one supporting her head.
“We need to go.” He sounded like he was at the end of a super long tunnel.
Marcy shifted her head to look at the thing that was following her. Gloss was standing between it and them, legs spread wide in a fighting stance.
Was she gonna punch it?
The last thing she saw before her and Will jumped was the fuzzy shape of the void creature diving at Gloss, and Gloss winding back her arm to clock the sucker into the next dimension.
LOADED THE BULLEEEETS
WITH MY BLOOD IN THE ROUNDS
YEAH SHE’S A SWEET SIX SHOOTER
SHE KNOWS HOW TO GET DOWN
I HAVE LESS THAN 20 MINUTES LEFT C’MON I CAN DO THIS