Unbeknown to James, not only is he fighting for Escher’s future, but also his own.
Born and raised in Hampshire, I spent most of my childhood dreaming up random adventures.
To say it had a few flaws was an understatement, as half its legs never went in the same direction, which was why it had ended up crashing into a tree, causing the explosion James had witnessed. As it turned out, Hattie was not a great inventor, but James had never met anyone so enthusiastic. She went on and on about all the things she had created; from the self-cleaning flowerpot to the automated tooth brush system, which seemed to be working ‘great’ as James noticed the mole’s missing teeth.
“Know this, Gardener; the Shadow will see who you really are,” Eli cried. “if there is darkness in your heart it will take you, and my spirit will finally be allowed to rest.” Alone and with the cold growing ever colder, James knew it was time. He could still end it now and let the darkness take him, but that would mean he had given up. Without giving it any more thought, he jumped.
Desperately, Jasper tried to free him. “I am sorry, James, I can’t move you.”
“You go,” James said despondently. He doesn’t really care, why should he stay here and die with me?
“I am not going to leave you,” Jasper replied, to James’ surprise. Jasper placed his paw on James’ hand.
James wanted to cry but he couldn’t, it was too cold. With Jasper frozen in place beside him, the world slowed down, as still unfrozen prisoners and Narlac moved between their frozen and fallen brethren.