Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Fifty Five Part Ten

August 31st, 2015  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  4 Comments

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“I think he’s right,” Savira said after a moment. “If the hypothesis is correct – and you say it’s been tested – then it only proves one partner has to be on Taloa while the bond is forming. It says nothing about which one. “

“And conversely, one would have to be here in Talonyka,” Indaturan said. “You’re right, we should look into that. I mean if the dragon children are in the wrong court, we’ll need to do something about that before they are corrupted or worse.”

“That’s a point,” Alaryia said. “Though there can’t be too many infants the right age.” She frowned thoughtfully. “I remember it happening, though I missed the implications. I believe you attended them, Halia. Can you recall the date the kids were born?”

“Hmm, I kind of lost the dates while I was on Taloa. But it was late Hawthorn or early Willow month I think…” She trailed off as Estara made a choking noise.

“Est, what is it?” Alaryia said.

“No,” Estara shook her head. “That would just be too much of a coincidence.”

“Coincidences happen all the time,” Matthias said. “What is it?”

“Well Al is right, there aren’t so many of us that there are a lot of Dragon infants, especially not since we tend to produce more goblin children than dragon ones. There can’t be more than a handful born in the right timescale and well…” She hesitated. “Kelaria’s youngest is one of them.”

“Oh!” Matthias said. “Yes, that would be a coincidence, wouldn’t it? Easy enough to test though. Nephele can fetch Izla and Sarili and their little ones and as soon as he’s well enough, Dan can call Kelaria and then we’ll find out. Even if it isn’t, we’ll have ruled ouut one of the possibilities.”

“Can you not put me into transtion until we find out?” Savira said. “I want to know.” She bounced a little. “It’s so important.”

“She may not deserve the right to ask for anything,” Indaturan said. “But allowing her this would reduce the risks of her dropping back into transition as soon as she gets her memory back.”

“Which would be nice,” Savira said quietly. “It’s not a good feeling, but I’ve never been able to shake it even when I realised why I felt that way.”

Darlryan reached over and squeezed her shoulder. “You should have come to me, Savira. Pulling yourself out of descent isn’t easy because it means facing what you’ve done. I would have helped.”

She gave him a sideways glance. “I didn’t trust you,” she said finally, “I’m sure you would have helped but I doubt I would have liked your price.”

“Tsk.” Darlryan grinned ruefully. “No one trusts me.”

“That’s because you have a tendency to use people, Dar,” Indaturan said. “You’d get more cooperation if you were just up front with people.” He looked back at Savira. “But you’re his niece, Savira-ida. He doesn’t manipulate his kin that way.”

“Not quite true,” Darlryan said. “I tried it once quite recently and it was a disaster. But no, I wouldn’t have demanded anything from you, Savira.”

Indaturan’s eyes narrowed. “Does this have something to do with why Alsia hates you now?”

Darlryan looked away.

“It does, doesn’t it? Something to do with your adopted Talori sisters?”

“It’s complicated,” Darlryan said. “And messy, and I’m worried it’s about to get messier if I’m right about what’s about to happen with Cass’s daughter – but it’s also tangential. We should get back to the matter at hand. ”

“You’re right,” Indaturan said. “We’ll talk about this later.”

“That’s not a bad idea,” Darlryan said. “I could do with your advice.”

“I have no objection to letting Savira see the results of the test,” Matthias said. “We need to take her back to Earth and arrange for Kaliss to go to Walldhafen.” He turned to Nephele. “Would you go and find Izla and Sarili and see if they are willing to bring their daugters here?”

“Of course.” She rose to her feet and vanished.

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4 Responses to “Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Fifty Five Part Ten”

  1. torvawk says:


    oi what you do to me. I want to know. Why did you stop!!?!?!?

    • Rebecca Sutton says:


    • Targetdrone says:

      @torvawk she is mean like that…. just gives us enough of a dose to keep us alive… but we still love her, even with her cruelty … ;P

      oh, and
      “Even if it isn’t, we’ll have ruled **ouut** one of the possibilities.””—typo in there …

  2. mjkj says:

    Well, more and more schemes unravelled and revealed…

    *looking forward to the next updates*

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