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While I'm Alive

By nstafins

Romance / Adventure

Prologue

The stench of gasoline burnt my nostrils as I pressed my face into Owen's shoulder, trying to keep from screaming. His arm was wrapped protectively around my shoulders, pulling me close. My heart sounded like it was trying to escape my chest, the way it continued to batter relentlessly against my ribcage. I was shaking. Fear and adrenaline steadily pumping through me.

I curled myself closer to him as I felt the warm, decaying breath of the Indominus rex as it snapped it's massive jaws at us, clawing and reaching with it's long talons.I tried to focus on the rhythm of Owen's heartbeat and his tight, unyielding grip on me. The rows of glistening teeth suddenly vanished, followed by a roar that made my blood curdle and every hair on my body stand on end. I froze, unable to move, unable to breathe. Then, it came back a second time.

This is how I was going to die.

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