It was the middle of the night when I awoke, gasping.
A burning sensation rose along my stomach, stretching from my rib cage down towards my navel.
Surprisingly, it didn’t hurt.
Lifting my oversized shirt, I noticed a faint outline that hadn’t been on my body before.
The outline was darkening by the second, taking on colour.
A brilliant silver.
A deep teal.
The design that took form was intricate, full of swirls and overlapping lines.
Although seemingly random, it made perfect sense.
Excitement vibrated through my body, as I pulled off the covers with my tattooed hands.
A hum of a breath escaped my lips.
I had to wake the others, we were close to the orb.
We could finally bring it home.