Enjoy a teaser from Antares, Book 2 of the Cross Knight Chronicles!
Staying low to the ground, Alexis crept into the hangar. She slipped into the nearest shadow and crouched against the wall.
The retractable ceiling was left open. Strange. There were no missions on record for the day. At least that’s what was reported on the log. So, why was the ceiling open? Several drones zipped by. They circled the field, lingering around the aircraft building.
Damn, this is gonna be harder than I expected.
She never backed down from a challenge before. So why start now? She flash-stepped across the massive space, going from one hovercraft to another, using them as cover. Hopefully, she moved fast enough to evade the drones’ radar. All she had to do was make it to the rear door. That would bring her closer to the canal, and closer the secrets within.
Almost there. I can do this. She took a deep breath and made a dash for the door.
Suddenly, the sharp shrill of a sword being drawn reached her senses. Alexis scanned her surroundings. The hangar seemed vacant, but that apparently wasn’t the case. She slowed her pace, but she kept moving. A threatening breeze rushed into her from the right. With it, a blade whistled through the air.
Reaching for her own sword, she ducked and swept her right leg out. Her foot caught the ankle of her unseen opponent.
A shadowy apparition emerged and flipped back away from her.
Alexis drew a trio of shuriken and launched them at the shadow. A series of silver streaks deflected the tiny blades.
Sword in hand, Alexis squared off. “If you wanted a battle, all you had to do was ask… Helena.”
Her adversary shed her ghostly form and stepped forth, wielding twin katanas. “You knew I would attack you?”
“The way you swoon over Tristan…” Alexis pushed her leather jacket from over her shoulders and let it fall to the ground. “Yeah, I knew it was only a matter of time before you made a go for me.”
Her preternatural eyes narrowed as her lips kicked up in a snarling sneer. “You don’t deserve him and I’m going to prove it.” Crossing her blades, she crouched in a battle stance. “I hope you’re ready, Moonlight. ‘Cause I’m not going to hold back.”
Smiling, Alexis held her weapon in a double grip. “Bitch, I stay ready.”