Standoff

  Safe Return “They’re close!” shouts Niyta. “Is Shazira there?” asks Dilasa, nervous. “There are two dragons,” says Niyta, “probably Shazira and Ilaz, moving impossibly fast.” “The rest of the group are still Jiku.” “But I don’t understand how Shazira can pull the group, and move like that.” “She isn’t even an energy weaver.” “Maybe it’s one of the sisters who was rescued.” “It might be, but the dragon’s energy is so strange.” The sisters and others enter through the airlock, carrying the ones who are unconscious or too weak to walk. The dragons transform and enter last. “Shazira!” yells Dilasa as she enters, hugging her tightly, and holding on. “I was worried you wouldn’t come back.” “We would have been killed, but we had some help at the last moment.”

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