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

June 12th, 2015  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  4 Comments

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A gnawing sense of alarm grew in Lydia’s stomach as she waited for Melissa to return with Sonia. She didn’t think Xantaria would try and kidnap her again but the sense of being watched was making her skin crawl. She tried to keep calm but her anxiety suddenly peaked into an uncharacteristic panic, making her leap to her feet and flee the room just in time to run into her mother and Melissa.

“Lyd! What’s wrong?” Her mother asked as Lydia clung to her.

Lydia tried to answer but couldn’t.

“She’s terrified,” Melissa said. “Did something happen?” She leant past them to look into the bedroom and gasped.

“What is it?” Sonia asked. She maneuvered Lydia gently out of her way so she could look. “Damn, Lyd, did you see who did it?”

“D-did what?” Lydia asked as her heartbeat calmed slightly. She turned to look and froze as she saw the rapier of rose-pink crystal piercing the bed where she had been lying moments ago. “What the hell!”

“That wasn’t what made you run like that?” her mother asked.

“Maybe, but not directly,” Lydia said. “I just felt panicked. A premonition I guess.”

“Probably.” Her mother scowled at the blade. “Pink, so it’s not Xantaria.” She pulled the rapier from the bed. “I’ve called Matt. I think we need to ask our allies if they know who did this.”
“It could be Aneria.” Lyrrekka turned the rapier over in her hands. “But while she’s nasty, I don’t think this sort of attempted murder is her style – her style is messier and more painful. And this doesn’t feel quite right to be hers, though it’s close enough that I think someone faked it. I’ve heard of such tricks but never seen it before.” She put the rapier back on the table with a convulsive shudder. “That is a horrible thing, though.”

“We should show it to my mirian and the others,” Adrian said. “They’ll likely be able to identify the culprit. I agree it doesn’t seem Aneria’s style. She likes to make examples of people she kills, the better to sow terror.” He frowned. “I’d say it was Xantaria trying to disract us but that doesn’t seem likely either, somehow.”

“I think even she knows she’s made too much of a target of herself for such a thing to work,” Matthias said drily. “Can you send an imp to Indaturan and tell him what’s happened?” He looked over at Kyle. “And you send one to Ystelyan, please?”

“Yes, of course,” Adrian said. “But are we still being watched?”

Lydia extended her senses again, aware Melissa and Sonia were doing the same, but this time she sensed nothing.

“Not that I can sense,” Sonia said as Lydia shook her head.

“They seem to have gone,” Melissa agreed. “Maybe this was just to distract us.”

“No,” Adrian said. “There was real malice towards Lydia in this” He formed the imp and sent it off. “I guess that they fled when the attack failed.”

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

  1. White Tiger says:

    Woah! Well done Lid. Good use of those skills girl. But who is it??? No one hurts Lydia or the Morgan… not of their smart. I mean, have you seen the power around this family?

  2. torvawk says:


    You will not let up on me!! I still don’t know how you could just stop right there! oi

    “That is a horrible thing, though.” — Why is it horrible? What is it? What can it do? Is it dragon specific? …

    “There was real malice towards Lydia in this” << missing period — malice? How does it know? How could he know?

    And you just stopped? 🙂 cannot wait for the next one.

  3. mjkj says:


    Poor Lydia *hugs her*

    I hope they will find the culprit – and soon!

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