Sneak Peak #2 – Watcher

Not everyone is who they seem in Sawyers world…

In this new Sneak Peak of Watcher we are introduced to a new character who will ultimately make a big impact in Sawyers life…but is he friend or foe?? You decide!

He sat in front of the glass window, overlooking the city of Cytos as he often did. The city was a peaceful calm from the sanctuary he lived in, even though the image did not fit the reality of what had actually happened down there. It sickened him to think of it. For ten years he had watched from this window as his friends and family were destroyed. Sitting there alone was the only peace he could hope to find these days. It was the only place he was sure that his thoughts were his own. He reached into his jeans pocket and pulled out the little keychain he carried with him, a star-shaped pendant at the end. This was the only thing that made him feel human. The only thing that reminded him of what he had lost, and the monster he was now. He was ten when he received it; only weeks before the war broke out. He sat in front of this same window crying. This was the day his family left him, the day they abandoned him to this hell hole, this prison, and sealed his inevitable fate. A gentle hand rested on his back and a sweet voice spoke beside him.  “Why are you crying, dear?” she asked. Her hair looked so smooth and dark, practically black as it sparkled in the artificial lights of the room.  “I am alone,” the boy replied. She seemed to know the meaning of what he said, not that he was physically alone, though he was, but that he was alone in spirit. She reached into her pocket and pulled out the little star-shaped keychain and put it into his hand. “You are never alone. The millions of stars in the sky will always be here for you. Even when you can’t see them, they are there.” She smiled and he longed to feel her embrace, like a mother would. She gently patted the top of his head and whispered, “The stars are the key; they will keep you safe.” And then she was gone.He never knew who that lady was, and one can only assume she was now dead like so many others. He clutched the pendant in his fist and squeezed it tight as the door behind him opened. “It’s time,” the voice said, and the boy knew he must now become someone else. The only one that mattered in the world they live in now. That little boy died the day he arrived there, and the man he was now was his destiny.

Let me know what you think! And stay tuned for more sneak peaks as we near the release date for Watcher Book 1 (Spring 2017).

Until next time…

 

AJ Eversley

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