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

June 23rd, 2014  |  Published in Dragon Wars

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Adrian was still unconscious when a second glowing imp appeared in response to Ystelyan’s message. The blue dragon absorbed it and his anxious frown deepened.

“That looks like it’s not good news,” Indaturan said. “Not that we were expecting it to be.”

“No,” Ystelyan said. “We’d best go and talk to our prisoner. We need to find out if the young man who escaped is human or not.” He headed for the door.

“What did it say?” Kyle fell into step behind him aware that Indaturan was also following them. “Something about Robert obviously.”

“All the clairvoyants had a simultaneous premonition of an attack on your meeting place,” Ystelyan replied. “And it seems that they’ve discovered that Robert went to the authorities and told them you were responsible for the crack in the sky and planning a coup.”

Kyle hissed and swore before forcing himself to take a deep breath. “So you’re hoping he’s another Kithreian interloper so the others can expose him and possibly stop the attack?”

“Something like that,” Ystelyan said. “It’s clear Xantaria wants a war between you and the authorities for some reason. We need to prevent that.”

“She probably intends to pick off the victor,” Indaturan said. “That would be the most logical assumption. Xantaria’s good at that game.”

Ystelyan narrowed his eyes and nodded. “Alsia used to say that as well.”

“Alsia would know since she was in Kaylaria’s court,” Indaturan said.

“I know,” Ystelyan frowned. “I think I’ll send messages to the others. We need to be ready to assist our allies…” He eyed Indaturan speculatively. “I wonder if this is the heart of the need to return to Taloa you’ve been feeling. A premonition it would need our defense.”

“It’s not an unreasonable assumption,” Indaturan said. “But I prefer not to make assumptions at all. They make you get sloppy, so I’m still going to try and clarify it soon. Anyway, there are better clairvoyants than me among us and they haven’t sensed it. You, for one.”

“True,” Ystelyan said. “But I was never a sworn ally of Kaylaria and I’m starting to get the sense that it all comes back to her somehow.”

“What? Why?” Indaturan stopped abruptly, eyes wide. “You’re right! As soon as you said it I knew you were right, but I don’t understand why.”

“I don’t either,” Ystelyan also stopped and looked back at him. “But I’ve been musing on it since Darlryan mentioned Alsia always keeping a human identity. Then I remembered that when I was her ilsran she once mentioned that she felt Taloa pulling at her, telling her she would be needed. It’s suggestive.”

Indaturan hissed sharply. “You’re right, that is suggestive, isn’t it? Once we’ve spoken with Dialdra and found out about Robert I think we need to talk to Dar. He was a close friend of Kaylaria so he should be feeling it too if you’re right.” He paused. “And we could probably do with his help on this one anyway since he already spends most of his time on Earth.” He started walking again. “But for now, let’s concentrate on the immediate problem.”

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