CLAIRE and Tiernan

Primordia 2 – Tiernan

She hatched Tiernan first, carefully withdrawing all of the invasive drips, drains and feeds from his body while he was still comatose, suspended in his cryogenic cocoon. A fissure, a barely perceptible split, formed in the dormant chrysalis. The hard hickory layer of skin, its cutin thinned, turned transparent, glowing a deep fire red, radiated by an internal heat.