Silver Pen Winner: Fången i underjorden by Hanna
Now we have the amazing Hanna! One of our amazing sprinter leaders, one of the Moms on the Discord and an amazing uni student WHILE kicking butt on NaNo!
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Fången i underjorden
Two girls – one a princess trying to save a corrupt kingdom, one a girl in desperate search for a missing best friend – paths cross and they have to rely on each other to survive and solve both their problems.
*A snippet directly translated from Swedish at 2 am. Any translation errors are on me.*
Titus has me cornered. My pulse is running away, it’s steps following the beat of an upbeat song. I bite my lip in an attempt not to cry, the familiar face distorted in contempt and betrayal breaks my heart. How did it come to this?
“Did you think you would get away with it?” The question hangs in the air and poisons the air between us. I answer with a stare, filling it with all the hatred I can muster. To speak the words is impossible, they get stuck in my throat on the way out.
“Considering how much you have let your filthy little mouth run the last few weeks I am surprised you have nothing to say now.” He spits out the words like they taste bad. My whole body freezes at his words and he takes a step forward and grabs my wrist. The pain spreads throughout my arm and I let out a whimper.
“I have nothing to say to you” I answer through gritted teeth. “I don’t waste my words on rotten people. Like you.”
“Oh you don’t?” The cold in his voice is palpable. “I must not remember correctly then. It must have been someone else begging me not to go through with XX execution the other day. Someone else sobbing like a child on that plaza. You had no problem screaming at me then. Not so brave now, are you?”
Ohhh man, this has me on the edge of my seat! Hanna! Where’s the rest?? Awesome job, especially with 2am translations!