Title :: Bella Notte
Series Title :: Once Upon a Time
Word Count :: 200
Disclaimer :: I do not own these characters and no profit is being made from the use of them.
A wet nose pushed at Jim Dear’s hand, nudging the limb as Darling collapsed beside Lady. She jumped, scampering back from the lifeless forms of her masters and into the shadow of a foul smelling metal container. Her head dipped, brown eyes wide and focused on the darkness surrounding her as the woman who had attacked her family made a clucking sound.
“Here now, dear heart, none of that.” She knelt, saffron eyes meeting Lady’s frightened gaze and the cocker spaniel flinched back from the scent of death as pale hands reached for her. Lifted her up from the garbage strewn ally and pulled her against a chilled body. She wiggled, attempting to squirm free and the hands holding her squeezed tight.
The sudden pain was shocking and she stilled, body tensing as the woman lifted her above her head and forced Lady to look down. Those saffron eyes caught her own and she watched, frightened and amazed as the pale yellow darkened to brown and the wrinkles surrounding her brow smoothed.
Lady stretched down curious, pushed her nose closer to sniff at the newly formed skin and a low chuckle escaped the woman holding her. “You’re my little sunshine.”