Chapter 6- Little Learned

As the shadows grow darker, it becomes difficult to see and, only because of the quiet glow from the moon, can I see the outlines of my captors. I can hear their whispers and the tapping of their fingers on the map. How they can see still, I have no idea. There is nothing I…

Chapter 5- Captive

I’m exhausted, hungry, and thirsty. I hurt everywhere. My body feels like it’s about to shatter with every step the animal takes. I wonder if it’s a horse. My captors have given me nothing. Told me nothing. The sack over my head remains. I’ve lost myself in it. Nothing is real as long as it’s…

Chapter 4- Stolen Dreams

I awake screaming. The blankets are ripped away from me and I can’t tell if it’s day or night with the sack over my head. I scream for my father, for Markus, thrashing as hard as I can. Fighting against the ropes that are being tied around my wrists and legs. I hear crashes, my…

Chapter 3- Dreams Of The Future

I am already dressed and ready to leave when Markus comes pounding up the stairs; his mother close behind. Markus’s big, goofy smile can’t help but meet his eyes and causes a happy skip to my heart. He is obviously as excited as I am to get down to the market. Gillith’s large frame pushes…

Chapter 2- Her Name Is Silva

A happy sigh escapes me as I close another leather bound book. A fairy tale of a daring prince, fighting for the heart of the princess. It was a nice break from my normal studies. I glance out the window at the people darting back and forth between the shops. Each seeming to have somewhere…

Chapter 1- A Desire Is Fulfilled

The air bites his cheeks as he continues to push through the darkened woods. His heavy brows furrowed together, focused on each step. His cold blade ready. He can still hear the screaming up ahead. However, the person who’d been laughing has stopped. They know he was coming. As he lifts a large arm to…