Step in the ring and you’ll see a new world.
The pride watched her intently as she approached. She’d been dreaming of this moment for longer than she could remember. Since before she’d known they were extinct.
With a blood curdling scream and a flash of eldritch flame the beast died, leaving only ashes. Father Hemlock dusted off the end of his stake and returned it to the pocket hidden inside his robes.
It’d started as a joke. A bad pun. And now it was going to destroy human civilisation.
He shouldered and weaved his way into the heart of the arcade, scanning the faces of the staff, looking for Gav.
Eventually he’d had to shut up shop, and was left with just a home full of old glass-screened boxes. A house of shiny, curved windows to nowhere.
Eve sits in the garden and thinks about the future.