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Into the mist...
I clung to Milf, my tiny dog, who was panting heavily, while I rushed through the rain. To the woods which was outside the enchantment limitation.
The cold rain dripped from my damp hair, making it hard to see.
I ran into the mist, and didn’t notice it for a while.
Milf’s pant was becoming faint; he was losing blood from the wound on his leg. I was losing blood too, from my arm, but it was nothing bothersome.
They were getting closer, I could hear them stomping through the mist.
I noticed the vegetation changing; the woods were nearby. I had to reach the woods before they caught up with me. I had to reach the woods and sent the distress signal to Mintal and Bric. It was my only hope.
Everything in front of me started to blur and sway. The poison was starting to act. My eyes dropped, my steps swayed. My head, my legs and Milf were getting heavier and heavier. But I kept on going because their shouts were getting nearer.
I dragged myself forward. Sensed the restriction fading away. Sent the distress signal.
I fell down.
I tried to make Milf feel better with a spell. But one look made it clear that it was too late. No magic could work a miracle.
Tears swelled up in my eyes. I winced when I thought how Mintal and Bric would react. Milf never understood life and death. He would be confused now.
My lip trembled and I shook all over.
Mintal and Bric appeared, they froze for a second, staring. Mintal overcame the shock and lifted Milf and me up, shaking. Bric just stood there, getting paler and gawping at me. Milf sniffed and pushed me with his tiny nose.
I stared at those stares.
I heard the shouts getting louder. They were not important now, the war was sure to range on but it didn’t bother me for the same reasons as before.
I looked at Mintal, Bric and Milf, my little pack of friends, my actual family... and beamed through my tears
as I melted into the mist...