|Re: Ending a Black Heart (RxL)|
Subject: Re: Ending a Black Heart (RxL)
by Aveyondstars on 2009/9/27 20:28:07
The next week my wounds were almost gone, there was still one on my arm, and my back that weren’t healing. None of us could fight Rhen anymore or we would get really hurt. She learned a new skill where she would jump high into the air while spinning it was very effective and anything fighting her would die.
We were all ready to go, we were headed to speak to a group of thieves they wanted us to help them, they had seen Dameon and in exchange for where they saw him we needed to do something for them. To our disappointment Rowan was still coming.
“Ready?” Rhen asked as we all stood outside the door. I nodded.
“Te’ijal you are to fight with Lars if anything happens you are to keep him safe, and Galahad you stay with Te’ijal. Everyone, we are heading to Ghalarah so lets go!” and we started off.
As we walked through Sedona everyone looked at us, like we weren’t real. It must have looked like we were off to war, with all our weapons. A few people bowed when they saw Rowan and I sneered in disgust. Even the people selling cheese stopped shouting.
“Cheese! Cheese! Get your Cheese here! Get your...” Then they would stop and look at us. Mad Marge looked upset and whispered to us.
“Someday they will be selling my coconuts!” We laughed.
We met the group of thieves where Rhen had spoken to me about dinner and I had taken her slave bands off. There was a girl that was her leader she was very thin and had knives all around her belt, her pale purple hair looked like she had chopped it off when it started to get in her way. The rest were not any better looking.
“You must be our contact. Well let’s get to it we need something from you. If you agree we will tell you the location,” The girl said.
“Fine, what do you need?” Rhen asked.
“We need someone to break into a palace and grab an item for us.” She gave us a grin she was missing several teeth where they had been punched out, or she had just lost them naturally, which made me wonder how old she was.
“We will do it.” Rhen agreed.
“Fine, then you!” she pointed to me. “You must go and get the item.” The others whispered. Galahad stepped in front of me. “He can’t.”
“Oh yes he can. Or we wont give you the information.” She snarled.
“But he is hurt!” Elini said.
“Oh he can still do it, Lars.” The girl said and I suddenly recognized her, the others exchanged glances.
“Jay?” I asked.
“Oh yes Lars and I’ll always remember what you did to me, now its pay back time.” She grabbed one of her daggers.
“I didn’t do anything to you!” I did know her, she was an old... friend.
“Oh yes you did. I use to be in your little band of thieves, you were the leader and you ignored me, I did my best and practiced throwing daggers every day but still you wouldn’t notice me. It was always Molly this and Molly that, never Jay.” Rowan looked shocked.
“Lars? You don’t have to... I mean we could just leave.” Rhen looked worried.
“No, I can do it, if we can get any information on Dameon I’ll do anything. Besides Jay needs to learn a lesson.” I sneered. The others were looking very confused.
“Now you freaks stay here, we’ll take Lars and when he has finished we will return him to you.” Jay snickered.
“He isn’t going any where we don’t go!” Rhen snapped.
One of Jay’s thieves grabbed me and dragged me over and held my arms behind my back.
“Stand back you little twerp! Or I’ll throw a dagger into your heart!” She held the dagger ready. “I’ve been waiting five years for this and you wont ruin it.”
“Don’t move you little leach! Or you will find your self drained of life.” Te’ijal came out and showed her fangs. “I wouldn’t try my patients its very short.” She held up her hand a black ball of mist forming on it.
Jay looked shocked. “Fine! You may have one of your team join us, but no more!” The thief holding my arms had been holding them where my wounds were and I cried out, that just made them press them farther towards my back and I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes.
“Don’t hurt him!” Rhen shouted. “I’ll go with you! Just don’t hurt him!” she was now in tears.
“Rhen, no!” said Rowan.
Another thief came and grabbed Rhen she winced as he pulled her arm hard behind her back, if he pulled any harder her arm would come out of its socket.
“Fools! You’ll never see them again! We can get a pretty penny for them.” Then they ran dragging us with them.
The others started after us but the thieves knew the woods and were extremely quick. We could see Jay ahead of us jumping over logs and streams. I fell once and one of the thieves kicked my back, I screamed in pain, the thief and metal tipped boots, and had just kicked my wound.
“Don’t touch him!” Rhen shouted elbowing the thief holding her captive. It doubled oven and Rhen ran oven to me kneeling down in the mud. She glared the one who had kicked me. jay came running over to us.
“Get up fools!” She demanded.
“Shut up you jerk!” Rhen shouted, jumping to her feet. She took out her sword.
“Put that away! Or ill have your hands tied!” Jay hissed.
“Where are you taking us?” Rhen stomped her foot.
“Dameon wants you, if he doesn’t deliver the correct price we will bring you to be slaves for the vampires or witches, which ever one pays the highest.” Rhen fell back down in the mud next to me and groaned.
The thieves surrounded us and tied out hands, they took our weapons away. “No! I need that!” I said they were about to snap my staff in half. Jay hesitated, “I don’t want to hurt you Lars, I don’t even want to turn you in, you could join us but the blue brat goes.”
I turned my head from its hanging down position, I was still on my hands and knees and my back felt like it was being burnt. “I’ll never go to that low again. I promised myself that years ago.” Jay looked stung.
“You jerk! Can’t you see he’s hurt?” Rhen looked up at Jay standing with my staff in her hands.
“Drop the staff. Or you wont live to see tomorrow.” I said in a threatening voice. Jay looked amused than started chuckling. “Yeah you one to talk, your stuck on the ground green hair!” I jumped up shocking her.
I stood several inches taller than her and my eyes were dark, what Te’ijal said was coming true, darker, more powerful magic was growing inside of me. “Hand over the staff now.” I glared at her.
“Lars?” Rhen sounded confused. Jay dropped the staff and I picked it up. “Tell Dameon that he’ll have to try harder next time.” Then I grabbed Rhen’s arm bringing her over to me, I pointed my staff in the air and we disappeared.
I could hear Jay shouting at her band, she didn’t bother to look up, and I still didn’t have the strength to bring us far, we were in the tree above them. Rhen was in tears, “the sword of shadows is still down there.” “Oh great.” Sarcasm was in my voice and I rolled my eyes. Rhen needed her sword.
“Ok, we can get it back but we’ll have to get caught again, and they might actually get us to Dameon this time.” I was upset; this was not part of my plan. “Ok now grab my arm we are going down.” Rhen gave a little groan but grabbed my arm. I jumped, I had used all the magic I had and so the going down part was painful.
Jay shrieked as we fell about six feet away from her. Our hands were still tied but they still tied them tighter, and took my staff. Two of the bigger thieves grabbed our arms something hit me on the head and all went black. The last thing I heard was Rhen’s shriek as the hit her and knocked her out.
(Sorry people! Here is the missing part 24!)
The party when they are missing Rhen and Lars.
Te’ijal stomped on ahead she would get that Jay and kill her. They had taken her two best friends in the world. She would find them if she had to run across the world. She would get them even if she died in the process.
“You ok Te’ijal?” Elini caught up to her having to jog to keep up.
“No! I’ve never been so not ok in my whole entire life!” Te’ijal snapped. A window caught Te’ijal’s eye and she stomped over to it.
“I hate this! They will pay for this!” She kicked the window hard and it shattered.
“Te’ijal?” Galahad put a hand on her shoulder, Te’ijal fell to the ground and put her head in her hands. She started crying.
“I can’t take it any longer, first I loose my sister and brother, then my parents, now my best friends, I can’t take it any longer!” she was now sobbing.
“It will be ok, I promise.” Galahad knelt next to her.
“I need to bite something.” Te’ijal said through tears. She sunk her fangs into her arm she closed her eyes and kept her fangs in her arm.
“Te’ijal!” Elini ran over and knelt next to her. “You’ll kill your self let go!” Elini yanked at Te’ijal’s arm. Te’ijal’s head came up blood dripping from her fangs. She let Elini hug her she was too upset to protest.
“And with Lars not having any power and he isn’t totally healed, it’s all my fault!” Te’ijal broke into a new round of sobbing. The others were still getting over their shock of Te’ijal actually crying.
“No its not. Its ok they’ll be fine. Its ok.” Elini smoothed Te’ijal’s hair. Then something in Te’ijal’s heart hardened, Jay would die. Te’ijal slowly stood up, shaken, she had never cried before, well once before when she was sitting under the gate looking up at the sun, regretting ever going up, as it was all her fault.
“I’ll meat you in the underworld.” Te’ijal wiped her eyes and ran. “I’m going to go burn my house down.” The anger had built up in Te’ijal and she gad to get it out the only way to do this was to get rid of any evidence she ever lived in the under world.
Her arm was bleeding and the poison hurt but she kept going, vampires can run faster than normal humans so it took her a mere twenty minutes to reach the dock where a ship was waiting. She didn’t even bother putting down a ramp she jumped the seven feet from the dock to the boat landing heavily. The captain of the ship looked startled, this wasn’t their boat, the others would need it so she had decided to take someone else’s.
“Move it! Take me to the wild woods now!” She could have just walked, but she needed to be on water, it made her feel calmer. They arrived at the entrance one hour later and before they had even stopped Te’ijal shoved ten coins into the captain’s hand and jumped the eight feet to the shore.
From there she ran and anything in her way would die, every tree would turn black and fall, as vampire magic fell over it. She arrived at the entrance and jumped in, the feeling of falling and being engulfed in darkness the true vampress state falling over her. When she hit the bottom she began to run.
Though the woods and into Ged’ahre surprised vampire faces turned towards her they were having a vampire meeting and Te’ijal was unexpected. She grinned, everything here would have to go, eventually, but her house would be the first.
“Te’ijal? What are you doing down here! We thought you were dead!” Her aunt asked her.
“Oh I am dead, you all seam to forget that we all are dead, in fact we are so dead, the freaking emotions can reach me! Now move or I’ll kill each and every one of you, I don’t care if your already dead just move it!” She screeched.
She ran through the crowd and to her house, then she held up a finger and a flame appeared from it, she touched the house and flames surrounded it. A hand rested on Te’ijal’s shoulder and she spun around and there was Gyendal.
“Te’ijal? Is that you?” He asked.
“Yes, its me.” She started to cry again. Gyendal brought he into a hug, “What’s wrong?”
“Everything is getting to me, like our siblings, and parents, and my best friends just got kidnapped, and one of them just lots his magic and is hurt really bad, and it all feels like its my fault.”
“No it’s not your fault.” They both turned and looked at Te’ijal’s burning home. “Who are your friends?” He asked.
“Lars Tenobor and Rhen Darzon/ Pendragon. I need to go.” She pulled away from her brother and ran out into the woods and back into the sunlight. There waiting for her were the group and Galahad grabbed into a hug, “Its ok Te’ijal” He whispered to her. “Now its not, it’s never ok.” Te’ijal sobbed.