“Not him.” Savira pointed at Matthias. “I may have lost but I want as little to do with him as possible.” She scowled and hugged herself. “Some of my best friends are dead because of him.”
“I think you’ll find it was Likadrian that killed them,” Naria said drily. “Not Matthias-idan.”
“You might blame me as well,” Andrew added. “I ordered them to fight him.” Read the rest of this entry »
“Interesting,” Darlrydan said as the vision faded. “It certainly seems she’s up to something, but Lydia-ida definitely isn’t booby-trapped. Did you think we wouldn’t have checked that?” He eyed Lydia thoughtfully. “But it does leave the question. What is she up to and why was the timing of our rescue important?”
“My guess is she wanted her to die and her family to blame themselves,” Indaturan said. “She’s sadistic enough if she thought it would distract them–” Read the rest of this entry »
Savira didn’t look at any of them when she woke up. Instead, she snarled and began struggling against the crystal chains. The dragon’s rage was palpable, scratching at Lydia skin and making her step backwards.
“Let me go!” She twisted violently and one of the links in the chain cracked slightly but didn’t give. “I have work to do.” She struggled some more but they still held. “I was so close.” Read the rest of this entry »
Kaliss didn’t just respond to Indaturan’s imp but requested transport to join the disscussion. When she arrived, she turned out to be a pretty psychad, small and ethereal with pearlescent hair and large black eyes that reflected the thoughts of those around her. Only the lack of a visible aura and her short stature revealed that she was in her resting form. She looked nervous as she entered the throne room, bobbing her head nervously at the dragons before walking over to where Savira was still unconscious on the floor. She looked down at her heart friend and sighed. Read the rest of this entry »
Lydia leapt to her feet as her parents and the others dragged the still unconscious Savira into Ystelyan’s throneroom and dropped her at Ystelyan’s feet. Ystelyan himself had returned a few minutes earlier with Daniel, who was now in the care of the healers. Now he was sitting in his throne staring down at Savira.
“We need to contain her before she wakes up.” He clapped his hands and two goblins came running in with some odd crystal chains which they attached to Savira’s wrists and ankles. Read the rest of this entry »
Karen bit her lip and knelt down by Daniel as Alaryia began glowing again. “Please be all right, Dan.”
“He’ll be okay,” Alaryia promised. “I’m keeping an eye on him while I work. If the antidote starts wearing off before I finish, I’ll wake him up to drink some more. I hope it doesn’t come to that though. It would be painful for him. Which is why I’m doing it this way.” She plunged one glowing hand into his back as if it were not solid. Karen had seen other healers do that in an emergency and shuddered because she knew the amount of damage it would be doing to her brother’s body. Still, they didn’t really have any other option. Read the rest of this entry »
“I am very, very glad that I don’t have to face you as an enemy, Sonia-ida.” Indaturan had come up behind them during the fight. “With an attack like that, you’ll shred Mitakrian’s defenses.”
“She shouldn’t have threatened my family,” Sonia said. “No one threatens my family and gets away with it. Not to mention the absolute idiocy of her attacking Matt. Doesn’t she know how much damage that would do?” Read the rest of this entry »
It was only a moment later when Ebona came galloping up with Halia and Alariya on her back. Halia leapt off Ebona’s bck and rushed straight to Kiasan while Alaryia rushed to Matthias’s side and joined the fight.
Halia laid a hand on Kiasan’s head for a moment before smiling. “You did a good job stopping the bleeding, Daniel-idan. I’ll just have to get rid of the blood that had already pooled and heal the damage from the pressure. He’ll be fine. You saved his life.” She closed her eyes and began glowing. “You keep drinking the antidote. I’ll see what I can do for you once I’ve finished wth Kiasan but I suspect you’ll need to wait for mother.” Read the rest of this entry »
Daniel prepared to jump on the dragon and cage in his essence the way Andrew had when he helped stop Naria frenzying but it proved unnecessary; the dragon crumpled the floor and lay there unmoving. So instead, Daniel crawled over to him as the building shuddered again and checked his pulse. He was still alive but unconscious and breathing raggedly. Read the rest of this entry »