To die is an awfully big adventure… Can Max and Bitsy save Conor? #amwriting #thegone The next part of The Gone.
Conor slumps back towards me as Max walks in. I turn the small body in my arms so I can see his face. His eyes are half closed.
“What’s the bite look like?” Max asks.
I look at his arm. Before there was no sign of infection but now I can see red threads expanding out from it. They are raised and the whole arm looks swollen.
“We need to hurry,” Max says. He hands me a glass that is filled with a red liquid. I can smell blood. I look at him.
“I have no serum left,” he says. “So we are going to have to go traditional.”
Slowly I start to tip the liquid into Conor. It only takes a minute and then the kid takes the glass and is guzzling it down. He finishes and smiles. I know he is still the little boy I knew but…
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