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By day, the desert was a cruel and unforgiving land, arid heat oppressing all the miserable subjects that dared to call this desolate place ‘home’.
But by night…?
Everything was transformed. No longer governed by the tyrant sun, a kinder, more benevolent ruler shone with beautifully pallid light from a star-studded sky. And the stars… They glittered more brilliantly than ever, making diamonds envious for their luster. Even the topography had metamorphosed into something almost dreamlike, moonlight caressing the stoic dunes like a long lost lover.
But such beauty is imminently fragile and so easily perforated.
“Damn f****** cactus!”
The prowling Hellcat hissed his irritation as he rather ungracefully disentangled himself from the barbed fiend. Feline night vision was usually helpful for avoiding sudden crash landings with cacti, but honestly, this one had come entirely out of nowhere.
Well, okay, maybe he’d been preoccupied by a scent and hadn’t paid the best attention to where he was landing… Not that he really cared about such frivolities as the placement of rogue cacti, just that this one had gotten in his way and now he was pissed.
Once he was free, he decided with certainty that it was her, his dark queen, that he had scented, and now as he finally collected himself and lifted his head to scout the vicinity, it was her face that he longed to find. His eyes were crimson and cold, like bloodied ice, but my, how frantically they quested for her lovely face…