DR-OCA Round 3 "Damn it!" Nick hit the steering wheel of the car in frustration. Maya sighed as she leaned on the open window.
"Don't worry about it," she shrugged. "We have feet, we can walk."
"That's a long way, Maya!" Nick shouted in her face. "We don't even know where we're going!" Maya flinched at his words. He had never yelled at her before. He seemed to realize this and he turned his head from her, resting it on the steering wheel. "I'm sorry," he whispered. "I just..." he shut his mouth and closed his eyes. I just want to protect her. Maya jumped back in alarm. She was pretty sure Nick hadn't said that but she still heard it, as if she had heard his thoughts. However, no further voices sounded. Nick looked up at her in question.
"Nothing," Maya shook her head and looked away. Overhead the clouds rumbled with thunder and a soft rain was beginning to fall.
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Below Payton the ground flew past like a brown and ugly blur. Payton's teeth jarred together as Zar bounded off the ground once again, gaining in speed. "I can't believe I was stuck with you," Payton grimaced in distaste as he shifted on Zar's back. Zar quickly and unexpectedly skidded to a stop and Payton's head jerked forward and he was nearly impaled with the spikes on Zar's back. "You could've killed me!" Payton yelled in fury. With an amused chuckle Zar began bounding across the land again. Payton rolled his eyes and devoted his attention to warily watching Zar's movements.
They were far enough from the fighting now that Payton could breathe easier but he was still anxious to see Mira. He could see her cute, innocent smile. He felt that if he could just reach out he could grab her outstretched hands and bring her back. Things wouldn't be so easy.
If you're there, I'll save you, Payton thoug
DR-OCA Round 2 Maya rolled the egg around her bed with a single finger. She wasn't sure why but she got the feeling that it liked that.
"I wonder what you are," Maya whispered. "You're not like any egg I've ever seen before." Maya sighed and stopped rolling the egg when she felt the feeling of content coming from it. "You're definitely alive," she pointed out. "That means you'll need a name!" She exclaimed in excitement. She tapped her chin in thought. "What about Archibald?" She asked. She felt extreme disappointment coming from the egg. Maya frowned. "That was my grandfather's name. What about just Archie? Is that better?" She could feel nothing coming from the egg for several seconds. Then she was overwhelmed with satisfaction. Maya smiled. A knock on her door diverted her attention.
Nick signed. Maya grinned and pointed at her egg.
"Archie!" The egg rolled over in response. Nic
DR-OCA Round 1 Maya watched the single drop of salty water snail down her finger and rest cautiously on her fingertip. It wavered there uneasily before it succumbed to gravity's call and plummeted to the carpet flooring where it colored the tan carpet slightly darker than normal.
The tiny bell hanging by a red string above the front door jingled merrily when the door opened. The rush of winter air threw the door open, slamming it against the wall, a contradiction to the cheerful chime of the bell. The sound would've frightened the clinic's visitor had he not known it would happen. There could be little to no breeze outside and still the stubborn door would slam against the wall.
The cold air tickled Maya's arms and she shivered. Her wooly ears twitched at the chill. She drew her knees up to her chin and hugged her arms closer to her chest as the door slammed shut. The fabric of the cushiony chair was the only th