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Endless Rain Part 73Endless Rain
Chapter 73: Doom, thy name be Alika
© 5th of August 2007 Kitty Ocean
The night was falling and even though the rain was falling slowly, it once again started to fill the soil of the Valley of the Endless Rain. It was a good thing the ground could swallow this much but still in a far, far away river, the water started to grow and grow. Slowly yet steadily, the ground was turning into water
Hitori-sama? Hana knocked on the door. Please, Hitori-sama, you should get some rest.
Hana? Hitori wondered. Since when do you call me sama?
You are my Chieftess, I should start showing you the respect you deserve.
Hitori turned away. The title you think is mine, is only there for show. She looked at the dripping rain. This tribe has no Chieftess
Yes, we have! Hana grabbed her arm. I know that you regret the day you took Shuhan-samas place, but it was and is y
The Coffee GodThe Coffee God behind the counter shuffles foot to foot, a dance of steam and espresso. Black painted fingernails, inch gauged ears and a gray striped sweatshirt, hood crooked on his back. There's a cigarette tucked behind one ear; it bobs and twitches with each step.
“Non-fat caramel latte,” he calls, just as he always does, part of a spell, part of a mantra, toneless (just a tuck at the end). I reach. He looks up.
The espresso maker hisses.
There's something like a grin, something like a spark, something like a shared secret linked eye to eye. When he passes over the drink (rough cardboard sleeve hot to the touch), he lingers. Our fingers brush, a shiver, a jolt, a ten-watt shock.
The Coffee God tilts his chin, shouts, “Hey, mind if I take my break now?”
and ducks around the counter without waiting for a reply.
He slips his cigarette between his lips without taking his eyes from mine. I follow him out the door.
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