A Whateley Academy Story
The Evil That Men Do
by E. E. Nalley and ElrodW
When the cold of winter comes
Starless night will cover day
In the veiling of the sun
We will walk in bitter rain
But in dreams
I can hear your name
And in dreams
We will meet again
Howard Shore, The Breaking of the Fellowship
October 10th, 2007
The Nations Teepee, North of Holbrook Arena
"Yeah?" The big Alaskan senior was a little groggy from cold and fatigue, and that concerned him. He shouldn't have felt this cold, not inside the tepee with the buffalo robes. This wasn't a natural snowstorm, he was starting to fear. The fire was out now, all the fuel consumed and when he had tried to go outside to gather more, over her protestations, the cold and the wind had bitten into him through muscle and bone down into his soul. He realized leaving the teepee would be a death sentence.
They were bundled as tightly as they could, with several furs underneath them, between them and the hard, cold floor. And with each passing moment it seemed the warmth trapped around them in the furs got a little less. "I'm ... I'm scared," Kayda admitted, her voice cracking.
"You're safe, Kayda," Wyatt reassured her, with a confidence he didn't feel. "I promise."
"I ... I d-d-don't want to f-f-freeze to d-d-death." Her shivering was getting more intense, and she shook as she sobbed.