Innocence, Chapter 6: JourneyThe days that followed seemed so empty, so void and silent, all drowned out by the sorrow that yet lingered in Nyeepa's broken heart. Sleepless nights in the grass of the hills followed one by one, ceaselessly torturing him with memories of his home in flames and the foul burnt smell that followed. So many nights he had stared upwards, unblinkingly counting the stars above. So many nights he had wondered why things like these happened to people like him. The days and nights seemed to slur together for him. Time seemed so unimportant all of a sudden, and it seemed to stand still for him. His life, his very existence seemed to mean so little suInnocence, Chapter 6: Journey by ~SteenBelhage
Innocence, Chapter 5: BereavedAnd so, they waited. The sun seemed to go so tantalizingly slow towards the horizon, seen through the exquisite windows of the mayor's manor. The light of the early moon intruded through the windows, falling like dozens of spotlights down upon the carpet-draped floor of one of the manor's many levels. A silence hung in the room, as Eadric sat in one of the mayor's fancier chairs, rocking back and forth in it with a cigarette tightly lodged between his lips. He let out small puffs of smoke that wafted out the open window beside him, into the cold winter night. The chilled air slipped through the open window and swept against the floor, off theInnocence, Chapter 5: Bereaved by ~SteenBelhage
Innocence, Chapter 4: Hunters and PreyMeesha.Innocence, Chapter 4: Hunters and Prey by ~SteenBelhage
We've been together for a long time now, you know that. We've even got a child, Teena. Even though she's adopted, I care for her like her true father as much as I care for you. We're both great parents, and Teena needs both of us in her childhood; she deserves that. That's why I think we should stay together for a longer time. In other words: I have bought a ring, and I think it would fit very well on your finger.
'And I think it would fit very well on your finger'? Nyeepa immediately crumbled up the small piece of paper and tossed it over his shoulder in frustration, disgusted by that stupidly cheesy line. He let out a long sigh an
Innocence, Chapter 3: AnguishOh that stench! It was unbearable! The foul smell of filth and uncleanliness was thick in the air, and Eadric could almost feel it stick to his exposed skin, as he sat curled up in the corner of the narrow corridor. His young, slender arms lay wrapped around his curled-up legs, as his soft eyes darted around the room. The narrow corridor was lit up by a single lantern that spread its dim light across the tattered walls and worn carpets on the floor. Eerie shadows reveled in this filthy place, and consumed the corners and crannies, including the one Eadric had curled up in. His eyes fell upon the floor on which he sat, and saw all the syringesInnocence, Chapter 3: Anguish by ~SteenBelhage
Chapter 2 ~ A New JourneyThe bright golden sun finally managed to find a steady position on the clear sky and it was actually quite happy that there were no clouds to steal its spotlight. In the meantime the four men alongside the prisoner were already making their way across the vast green fields of Faranor. It would take them some time to exit the kingdom’s territory, but even here they had to be on their guard. Sylen told them not to come in contact with any provinces, be it those of Faranor or some other neutral ones, or other kingdoms in general. The men had agreed on a few important things to follow throughout their journey. First of all, they would take turns in who will pay closest attention to the woman and guide her. None of them still believed the alchemist’s dragon story, but all of them had the feeling they didn’t want to make sure of it. The second important aspect was the map and the route they will take, which was left in Marcus’ hands. He was not only a skillful warriorChapter 2 ~ A New Journey by ~salvation935
Chapter 1 ~ The PrisonerFaranor – the largest and most prosperous amongst all southern kingdoms on the continent Eurith. The past war resulted in Faranor conquering fifteen provinces around its main land, expanding its power and wealth. The people lost their king, but gained victory and many centuries of forthcoming peace. The war, however, was very destructive, so much as to bestow Faranor with the title “Bloody Demon”, which is feared throughout every southern kingdom and well known in the north. The current king, Falmir III, has been on the throne for fifteen years now, following on his father’s footsteps and fulfilling his desire for peace and prosperity. He not only managed to stabilize the kingdom and all of its provinces after the havoc, caused by the war, but also ruled with a fair hand, abiding by the previous king’s laws and sense of justice. Falmir III is loved by the people and considered to be one of the most peace seeking kings in the whole dynasty. However, human nChapter 1 ~ The Prisoner by ~salvation935