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Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Nine

May 19th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“Well I guess that tells us who the traitor was.” Sonia shook her head. “What an actor. He didn’t leak a hint… and what he did to this girl.” She knelt down where Adrian and Tara were calming Ella. “We’ll still have to check her, you know.”

“Of course you will.” Ella’s face was still tear streaked but the distressed squeak was fading from her voice. “I understand. It could be a double bluff after all.”

“We’ll have to check everyone – even me and my family,” Alexandra said. “Robert’s flight could be a second layer of deception, though I doubt it.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Eight

May 16th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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In attempt to avoid more conflict, Alexandra had sent several members of her family to intercept Kayleigh and Garrett before they reached the gym. No one was naive enough to think they’d come peaceably, so everyone at the meeting was sitting in tense silence waiting for the inevitable sounds of combat. Robert was wringing his hands and chewing on his lip, obviously still unable to believe this was happening. Karen almost felt sorry for the twerp.

The silence stretched into long minutes before Alexandra gave a sharp gasp.

“They’ve fled from our ambush!” she exclaimed. “Somebody warned them.” Her eyes narrowed and she glanced around the table. “It seems there is another traitor in this room. No one is leaving until we find out who it is.” She tutted to herself. “And they won’t get far with my family tracking them. We’ll find their co-conspirator while we’re waiting.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Seven

May 12th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Julie gave a half smile and tilted her head at Alexandra in a way that suggested she was enjoying herself. “I might have known that you’d realise, Alex. You were the only person outside my family who knew my secret.”

Alexandra gave a soft chuckle. “Your secret? You mean that trick you’d somehow learned. I know resonants sometimes come back but you aren’t resonant.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Six

May 9th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Interesting, Julie said. I wonder why Adrian’s revelation caused them to do that. Kayleigh could get away with it but not Garrett. A family head leaving a meeting without explaining to the prolocutor is a massive breech of protocol. Alex will not be pleased. She gave a slight smirk as Alexandra held up a hand to pause whatever Marian had been saying and frowned at Garrett’s empty seat. And it looks like she’s noticed.

“Robert,” Alexandra said sharply. “Where did your uncle go?” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Five

May 5th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Lydia missed whatever Adrian said next – she was too busy staring in shock at Kelly. Alexandra’s grandsons had reached her, and one of them checked her pulse – though she surely couldn’t have survived both impalement and being smashed into the wall, could she? He said something to his brother and they carefully removed the icicle and lowered her down from the wall in a way that suggested she was.

What bothered her most, she realised after a moment, wasn’t the casual violence – Adrian had been defending himself after all – but the fact that no-one else seemed bothered at all. Even the woman’s family had mostly remained in place – only one young man who Lydia suspected was Kelly’s son, accompanying her from the room. The rest of them were glaring at Adrian but rather than anger, Lydia sensed a peculiar mix of resentment and speculation from them. She took a breath and mentally reached out for Karen. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Four

May 2nd, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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A surprised whisper rippled around the table when Tara took the Laverne seat at the table with Marian, Carl and Adrian seated just behind her.

“Why are you giving the seat up to her?” Someone yelled from the end of the table, where Karen had said the satellite families sat. “She betrayed your family!”

Adrian stiffened and turned towards the speaker but Marian was on her feet before he could respond. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Three

April 28th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“I’m coming with you!” Marian was waiting for them outside the door. Her jaw was set and her mouth compressed into a determined line.

“I’m not sure that’s a good idea, Marian,” Matthias said. “You’re not well yet.”

“You need me there,” she said.

“Is that a premonition, mum?” Adrian asked.

Marian nodded. “I didn’t catch all of it; it was fleeting. But I’m going to have to tell them what happened to me.” She hesitated. “And I think some of them may want to check that Matthias hasn’t had me brainwashed into changing my mind.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part Two

April 25th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“I wish I could attend today,” Sarah said. “But I promised to start work on studying Talira’s mother.”

“It’s fine, Sal,” Matthias said. “Just keep an ear out in case we need you.”

“Of course.” She looked over at Darya. “Are you coming too? She wants to meet you.”

“Huh…” Darya looked like he wanted to disappear into his seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Three Part One

April 21st, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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The next morning Karen pushed Lydia into a chair in front of the dressing table in their room.

“Right. How do you want your hair for the meeting?” she asked.

Lydia scowled at her. “Does it matter? We’re there as backup, not to make a good impression.” Read the rest of this entry »

Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Forty Two Part Seventeen

April 18th, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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“So what did you think of Indaturan?” Matthias asked as they compared notes on the meetings.

Lydia made a thoughtful sound. “You’re right, I like him and yes, I think he’s potentially dangerous. But right now he’s on our side, more or less. Kind of like his alran over there.” She cocked her head at Adrian, who chuckled.

“It’s a fair comment and neither I nor my mirian claim otherwise.” He sobered quite suddenly. “But he wanted us to give you a warning. He and Ystelyan think you’ve made a dangerous enemy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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