Interlude--Belladonna Aura

From the Story Arc: The Fading Flame

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(posted Monday, April 02, 2007)

Bella felt it like a blow to the gut, an all-too-familiar blow to the gut. Once again, someone who was as dear, as close, as a part of herself had been ripped away.

Sera.

Sera was gone. Not distant, not absent, not closed off. Gone.

And a cold and icy numbness slammed down on her as the alert from Portal Corp slashed red letters across her monitor, across her PDA, as the red alert triggered in the CCCP computers.

Once again, she listened to her mouth issuing crisp orders while inside, something--broke.