Dau cursed as she stumbled on the muddy grass, throwing out her hands to steady her. She stopped abruptly and glanced behind.
"Derek! Get up!"
Derek was on his back, his dress torn and smeared with dirt. He seemed to be focusing intently on something in the sky.
Derek pointed straight up, his finger trembling. Dau raised her eyes.
"What the hell is that?" he shrieked.
Dau stood still, mouth agape. Derek continued to shriek. Somewhere, in the back of her mind, a voice was yelling at her to run.
"Troll," she mumbled incoherently.
Derek propped himself up on one elbow. "What?"
Dau struggled to make sense of the word. "Troll," she said again.
Derek stared at her, confused. Slowly, he began to nod to some unheard beat. "Yes," he muttered, "we were being chased by a troll."
They stared at each other. "Troll," they said in unison. Somewhere, they heard roaring. They looked at each other silently.
Minutes later, they were running side by side. The troll's roaring was becoming louder, and when Dau looked back, she could see him running on the horizon. That's not a good sign, she thought.
Neither was the black darkness that was beginning to seep out of the sky.
The place that they were running through was prairie-like. No trees, no bushes, no rocks, nothing. No cover. Dau tried to convince herself that the troll was friendly. Maybe it was lonely. Dau peeked behind her. Not likely.
Suddenly, a loud boom filled the air around them. They stopped and fell awkwardly to their knees, covering their ears. Again and again, the boom sounded. It filled the air and somehow got inside them, filling their bodies with a low thud.
Dau and Derek craned their necks, peering at the sky.
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