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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at TAMU chapter.

The ground trembles.  Trembles with his rage.  Spiderweb-like cracks weave through the earth’s floor, splintering the ground into uneven patches.

“How could you?” Zu’s whispered words whip through the air.  The accusation slams into June, knocking her off balance.

How could she?  June shakes her head, confusion clouding her thoughts.  How could she what?  What did she do?

Zu laughs at her reaction.  Laughs at her idiocy.

“Playing ignorant won’t save you.”  Zu smiles a cruel smile.  “Nothing will.”  

Fear, true fear, shoots tension up June’s spine.  Sweat warms her palms and adrenaline shakes her body.  Swallowing around the cotton stuck to the back of her throat, June asks, “what happened?”

The smile drops off Zu’s face.  In its place is anger and agony.  Tears fill Zu’s eyes, until they spill over, tracking sorrow down his face.

You happened!” Zu yells.  Wind blasts past June, pounding air against her eardrums.

June’s hands dart to her ears as more wind rages around her.  

Walking forward–each step a thunderclap–Zu closes in on his prey.  

Blood drains from June’s face when Zu pulls his dagger free.  

“No,” June protests, wildly shaking her head.  “No!”

Zu ignores her pleas, drawing to a stop before her.

Frozen with fear, June begs.  Begs for her friend back.  “Zu!”

He ignores her as he focuses on how the silver shines from its perch above her heart. 

 Looking into Zu’s eyes, she begs him.  Begs him to please stop this madness.

“Farewell,” he whispers.  The dagger arches down, breaking her skin, cutting her open.  Blood pools from the wound.  Her eyes remain focused on his face–a face splackled with blood, her blood–as her mind begins to fade.

“An til’ morrow,” she chokes out, her last words muffled with the blood flooding her mouth.

Howdy! I’m Gabriela Gomez, an avid reader who is interested in all areas of publishing and writing. And reading of course! I’m the Editor-in-Chief; I currently oversee all the publishing of articles for the Her Campus at TAMU chapter. I am overjoyed to read all the members’ articles and make any corrections that will help to elevate the article. I have been with Her Campus at TAMU since my freshman year. The first year I was a general member on the Writing and Editing committee. During that first year, I wrote a total of 23 articles and was always finding new ways to help. For my second year, I worked as the Senior Editor, publishing more than 80 articles and writing 38 articles. Now in my second semester of junior year, I have implemented a new pitch process for better organization and cleanest, I have already published more than 170 articles, and I have written 16 articles and will continue writing more! Besides working as the Editor-in-Chief, I am a dedicated student at Texas A&M studying Biomedical Sciences. I am also obtaining a minor in both English and Spanish. While not studying diligently, I work in a research lab grinding away, trying to get my name on some research papers (fingers crossed). In my free time, I read, obviously. I am also on the hunt for the best latte to ever bless this earth and love a good game of chess!