AN: Ahem... why hello there. Remember me? Yeah, I'm not dead, really. Have been for a while though. Hectic summers, blech :P

Anywho, I should be back on track, I got a couple chapters of this (Among Demons) ready to go, and the next Stowaway update should be within a week or so (don't quote me on that), I dunno how long Kurtio-Lariette'll take, 'cause Kurtis isn't cooperating XP

So this is my latest concoction, featuring a young Lara and Kurtis, and general demon-esque epicness. I'm gonna try to be serious-ish with this one, lets see how it goes. Enjoy. (Kurtis is in bold, Lara isn't. Hope that helps.)


Prologue
Desperate to Escape


My eyes opened, my mind still stuck in a dream. I frowned as I stared up at the dormitory ceiling. It was only a dream, and I was still here. Curses.

I shot up from unconsciousness, and pain sliced through my back. Cursing fluently, I realized I was in Medical. Again.

Sighing, I got up out of bed, determined to ignore the happenings of the dream. It was such a good dream though; I was Lara Croft, archeologist-adventurer extraordinaire, exploring a lost tomb. I shook my head to clear my thoughts as I showered and dressed. Every day in the finishing school was the same. Smile, dance, smile, sew, smile, giggle, blush on command, smile, drink tea, smile – even though you feel like stabbing the girl next to you through the eyes with her teaspoon. It was easy, but it bored me out of my skull. I half-heartedly pulled a brush through my hair, and headed downstairs for breakfast, the dream still buzzing in my head.

My head spun, and the events of the previous day – or whenever it was – came back to me. A big demon, a fight, getting slammed into walls, the whole shebang. To be frank, I'm not even sure if I can count on five hands the number of times this has happened. And every time my head hurts like hell afterwards.

I'm sick of this. I need something new.

I've had enough of being attacked by demons. Maybe I should quit the legion, go somewhere else. Somewhere they can't find me.

I need to escape.


And that's the Prologue! Next Chapter should be up tomorrow-ish. Reviews, hugs and cookies appreciated!