Guest Posted December 24, 2012 Share Posted December 24, 2012 Arabella dashed madly through the labarinthine corridors of Whitehall, a quiver bouncing against her back as she focused on running in her high-heeled court shoes. Nearly rolling on her ankle and gasping for air, she decided that she could afford a moment's rest. Slumping against a wall, Lady Ravenscar desperately peered up and down the hallway, prayer that none of those foul creatures were on their way. If they were, she would likely be cornered, and she was far from a perfect shot with her bow. None were coming. Arabella sighed with relief and wiped her brow with a handkerchief, only now realising that there was blood smeared across her face. She had been lucky not to have died at the hands of that first undead courtier in the Queen's Presence Room, for her perfume was so pungent that it had masked the smell of rotting flesh until right at the last moment. A blow to the head with a hastily-grabbed statuette and the animated corpse had fallen to the ground, though it continued to writhe towards her, dragging itself across the carpet at the expense of its silk gown, now bloodied and ripped to shreds. A panicked flight to the armoury later, and Arabella equipped herself with a bow, arrows and a sword in its sheath, which she highly doubted she would be able to use effectively. Still, arms were required, for this seemed to be the apocolypse itself. The Dowager Countess had shot her way through two more undead souls since and was now intent of finding the kitchens, where she could find the provisions necessary to await the arrival of... Someone. The lifeguards? The navy? Whoever was likely to come to the aid of the King and his courtiers. Having caught her breath, Arabella continued on her journey, hoping to find other souls that had survived this outbreak of flesh eating terror. Lady Mirtel had obviously lied in saying that the London air was safe! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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