Thursday, June 28, 2012

Part Twenty-Two of Lilith's Escape

Edward checked her pulse, thankfully, it was strong and so was her breathing. Relieved that she was still alive, he carried Lilith to the bed and gently laid her down on top of the thick coverlet. He turned her over to check on her wound as was surprised to see that it was almost healed.

“Well, I guess there are some advantages to being immortal,” he said to the unconscious woman. She needed to continue her healing, so Edward decided to let her rest while he inspected the room with the hope of finding out where he was.
After walking around and searching behind every drape, he was troubled by the fact that there were no doors to be found.
The only way in or out of this massive room was the large balcony. Resigned to the possibility that he was trapped here until Lilith recovered, he stepped onto the open balcony.
They were high up in the mountains, but he could see the pinpoints of light popping up here and there as night moved in to cover the valley below, which meant there was a town nearby. Something about the location of the town made him suspect that they might be in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. He had visited the town of Oberammergau a few years ago as part of an assignment, and the geographical location of the town seemed to confirm this.
 It was getting colder as the evening approached, but luckily there was wood for a fire in the fireplace, unfortunately there was nothing to light the fire.

He was hungry, cold and trapped in a tower, but there was a pleasant way to keep warm. He went back to the bed and pulled down the covers. After covering Lilith with the heavy blankets, he climbed in and wrapped his arms around her.
“You’ve got a lot of explaining to do when you awake,” he whispered into her ear, but there was no response. “I don’t think we need to worry about anyone attacking us up here,” he added and then nuzzled his face against her neck. She smelled like cotton candy and he was hungry, but after a few moments, he was fast asleep.

He never heard or saw the winged creature that stood on the balcony and watched them as they both slept through the night.