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Oct. 25th, 2008 05:11 pm
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006 Storm

Have you ever known when a storm is coming, but there's nothing you can do to stop it? When all you can do is batten down the hatches, and wait it out, hoping against hope that you will survive?

That's pretty much how I felt before the whole mess in Sicily. We knew we should have been safe, but there was something about it that had made me uneasy. Maybe it was the fact that there was so many sick and wounded wizards in one place. The struggle to get everyone to the safe hospital had been hard enough - vampire sorcerer's blocking the way every time you turned round, Outsiders, assaults from all sides. I was just twenty three, wizards three and four times my age were supposed to be fighting these kinds of battles, not ones just starting to come into their full powers.

But when we got to Sicily and got settled... it felt as if that storm was about to hit. But who would listen to me, the young cocky Warden, barely old enough to annoy the older Wardens? Luckily, some of the elder Wardens had a better opinion of the young upstarts. Captain Luccio asked me patrol with her, along with a couple of the other younger wardens.

It was what saved us.

Coming back, not being allowed close for fear that some of the remaining handful of Wardens (a few days ago there were around two hundred of us, now... little over forty) would die as well to the sarin attack, realise how many thousands of innocents had died - I realized then that was what I had felt - the storm had rolled in, and had now passed. It was like the most destructive hurricane, rush in, kill, maim, destroy, then leave just as quickly, leaving an odd sort of peace in it's wake.

Carlos Ramirez
The Dresden Files (bookverse)
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