Kit’s heart thrummed rapidly in her chest as a wrinkled, scaly hand reached for her. She scrambled back under the couch as far as she could, pressing herself against the wall and scratching with her clawed back feet. Quick fingers clamped around her left ankle and pulled. “No! No. Please no!” She pleaded, lashing out with her long tail. But the Vasthii didn’t seem to mind in the least as it dragged her from her hiding place.
She was one who always tried to see the best in people but from all the fear and anger she had overheard in the crowd earlier she knew being caught could mean nothing good. She squirmed and wriggled as the Vasthii lifted her off the ground and held her aloft. The hand and arm holding her trembled a bit at the effort.
“Please!” She begged. “We didn’t know it woul