Persephone's Tale (Part 1)It took her unawares.Persephone's Tale (Part 1) by MistedBluebell
An awful noise startled Persephone from her slumber. Several cracks ripped through the ground, travelling across the field as the earth split in half. Dirt billowed through the air, and Persephone shaded her eyes to see a shape emerge from the haze.
Clambering to her feet, she blinked as she heard the pounding of hooves. It was a rider that approached. Persephone’s pulse sped, and each heartbeat sent fear racing through her veins. Someone from the Underworld? This cannot be good.
Air hissed from her lips when the stranger grew close. Twenty metres away, a man regarded her from astride a massive stallion. The rider was well built, with a leanly muscled frame, but it was hard to make out much else. His face was hidden beneath the hood of his riding cloak. Like his steed, he was fitted out entirely in black.
Instinct warned Persephone to run, and she shook off her paralysis. Turning, Persephone stumbled away on shaking legs. Her ragged breath drowned out