The Drache Girl – The Lizzies

The lizzie characters don’t have much of a part in The Drache Girl, with the exception of Cissy.  This is because I wrote it before I wrote The Dark and Forbidding Land, and I didn’t yet realize how much I wanted them there.  Still, Cissy has a bit of a juicy part.

The reptilian hands pulled her back down the short end of the hall just in front of her bedroom.  Then they turned her around so that she faced the lizzie to whom they belonged.  It was Cissy.  Yuah had learned to recognize her, even without the ridiculous yellow skirt which she wore even now.  Cissy yanked open the door of the laundry shoot and pointed.

“In,” she said.

Yuah stuck Augie into the shaft, and still holding on to him, dived in after, head first.  Cissy lifted Yuah’s legs and gave her a push and she slid down two stories to land in the pile of unwashed clothing in the basement.  She rolled to her feet, quickly checking to see that Augie was unharmed.  She carried him across the room to the steps leading up and out into the side yard.  Poking her head out and looking both left and right, she didn’t see any of the cold-blooded intruders.

She ran quickly across the yard and out the front gate, just as more gunfire and a scream erupted from inside the Dechantagne home.  Yuah turned and looked at the front door as a single Lizzie, carrying a rifle, stepped out into the misty air.  It saw her, and with a look of evil determination started after her.  She ran, heedless of the sharp gravel on her bare feet.  She ran for the closest nearby house—Saba Colbshallow’s small home.

The reptilian hands pulled her back down the short end of the hall just in front of her bedroom.  Then they turned her around so that she faced the lizzie to whom they belonged.  It was Cissy.  Yuah had learned to recognize her, even without the ridiculous yellow skirt which she wore even now.  Cissy yanked open the door of the laundry shoot and pointed.

“In,” she said.

Yuah stuck Augie into the shaft, and still holding on to him, dived in after, head first.  Cissy lifted Yuah’s legs and gave her a push and she slid down two stories to land in the pile of unwashed clothing in the basement.  She rolled to her feet, quickly checking to see that Augie was unharmed.  She carried him across the room to the steps leading up and out into the side yard.  Poking her head out and looking both left and right, she didn’t see any of the cold-blooded intruders.

She ran quickly across the yard and out the front gate, just as more gunfire and a scream erupted from inside the Dechantagne home.  Yuah turned and looked at the front door as a single Lizzie, carrying a rifle, stepped out into the misty air.  It saw her, and with a look of evil determination started after her.  She ran, heedless of the sharp gravel on her bare feet.  She ran for the closest nearby house—Saba Colbshallow’s small home.

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