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Don't Go Lydia“Come on,” I beckoned, “The only way out is up.”
I reached out to open the giant metal door. Just when I was about to push-
I spun around at the urgent sound of Miraak’s voice. My heart dropped instantly. Lydia, who had fallen behind, was doubling over into a kneeling position out of agony. Without hesitation, I sprinted over to help. But I never reached her. When I was only a few feet away, Miraak had grabbed me by my shoulders and pulled me back.
“Vahl! No! Wait!” he demanded.
I didn’t listen. I squirmed and tugged as hard as I could, but with no effect. He was stronger than I was and continued to pull me backward. My eyes never left he horrendous sight of Lydia. She was on the ground now, struggling to push herself to her feet. The sound of her coughing was gut wrenching. For a brief moment she looked up and made eye contact with me. It was only then that I noticed my vision was becoming blurry from tears.
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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