Distorted VisionsTaevra couldn't help it. The situation had her rattled and she could barely contain the anxiety that made her grit her teeth. Every clicking nail and tapping foot earned her a glare from Kiati. Many times she'd been warned not to do these things while the girl worked, but she couldn't help it. "Well? What's the result?" Kiati again shushed her and again leaned over the bowl of herbs and water. To Taevra, she could see nothing but a pale glow of red as Kiati's eyes changed colors. The color that normally streaked her hair turned a deep crimson as she focused on the reflection. Her nose nearly touched the water as she gazed deeply, watching something only she could see.
Nervously Taevra chewed on her lip, catching herself before she started fidgeting again. Quietly she watched Kiati slowly withdraw herself from the bowl with a grim expression, water dripping from her nose. Picking up the bowl, she dumped the contents over Taevra's head, leaving the bowl on her head as she walked out preo
Kianna's Trouble ExcerptKianna sat on the edge of the world, looking out over the vast ocean as Ukanic dipped deeper beneath the waves. With twilight approaching, the light wasn't as painful as it normally was. Her abilities had faded a lot lately she noticed, even though the sun didn't burn. It still left her irritable and annoyed as the others let her be in her own thoughts. Only Tokiu was brave enough to sit beside her and watch as he waited silently for her thoughts to come forth. In time she would open up and tell him why she had led them here, dragging them through the night with a near frantic pace.
"What's wrong?" He finally asked as she turned those crimson eyes on his amber ones, narrowing them at the question. It had been three days since she had focused on anyone this clearly without muttering something none of them could understand. Even Tokiu who spoke Ciasti only caught a few words between breaths as he sat on her shoulders during the day.
"They're coming." She muttered finally as she looked ba
The battleTaevra stood at the top of the world. With the wind whipping her hair back, she clenched her fists with tears in her eyes. Beneath her the war raged, allies fighting amongst themselves as their loyalty was split between herself and Jetomi. Inside her heart, Taevra could feel the soul tearing pain as Jet came closer. The blade in his right hand covered in blood as the combatants parted before him or were struck down. Whether friend or foe, he didn't care. His eyes were only locked on her own, glaring at her darkly as he began to climb to the ledge she stood on.
Taevra stood her ground as he slowly made his way to the top while the fighters around them slowly stopped. All eyes were focused on them now; the stage was set. Two bound by blood now would spill blood before the many witnesses below and the gods themselves. Taevra's tail swished through the air as she became slightly nervous, the battle rage was more of a sorrow than anything now. The lives that hung in the balance of this figh
Taevra's Encounter ExcerptTaevra sat before Jetomi and watched him as he slowly rose up. Turning his back
to her he walked out of the entrance hall as if in a daze. He didn't recognize
her or even react to her presence before him. Though bruised and bloody, Taevra
forced herself to stand. "Why do you cower behind her? Why can't you face me oh
great dragon champion?" She taunted him to no avail as demons appeared, smiling
wickedly at her. In her battered condition she couldn't hope to take out more
than one or two, though her pride made her stand and fight.
Behind her more demons gathered, boxing her in as she shielded her wounded ribs.
"Coward." Taevra spat angrily, slicing a few demons in her wake. She let the
rage and hurt consume her, making her reckless and able to clear a path to the
Though her muscles were shot, she still spread her wings and jumped. Pain raced
up her sides as she glided and gritted her teeth. Her heart bled worse than her
various injuries though, as the betrayal ran deep
Two islands ExcerptLike two islands in the sea… separated endlessly…
A sea of clouds stretched far into the distance while a stone palace rested among them. Princess Kianna stood staring out a large arched window. The sun was setting on the horizon, painting the clouds purple and pink beneath the window, making it all seem like a dream. The warm wind turned cold with the night air, the sky above painted a fading light blue. As Princess Kianna stepped up onto the ledge of the arched window, the wind blew past her, making her golden hair flare out behind her. Determined emerald eyes stared out at the purple and pink clouds, looking as if one could walk, yet many had nearly died that way. Princess Kianna smiled with relief at the illusion, it being only a danger for those who could not fly. The wind that blew her hair out behind her also ruffled her silver dress, a simple strapless dress that went down to her ankles where it met silver boots. Manicured nails showed from the edges of the arched
Two Hearts excerptKianna watched the events unfolding before her. The enemy she had defeated stood now at the head of a group of warriors, attempting to overtake the dragon champion Jetomi. As a ghostly presence in the now vacated capital of Kinsha.
Weeks before the city had been attacked by these six warriors led by her enemy. In a blaze of self righteous glory, Taevra had stormed the castle where her family had been over a thousand years ago. Without Tiber, she had been focused and collected. Though a hint of doubt had glazed her eyes when she entered the city at dawn, she only hesitated a step. The guards had halted her for a moment, one that dropped them to the ground.
Kianna looked them over for wounds as Taevra walked on, but they were only knocked unconscious. Taevra wasn't a killer unless pressed into a corner, and Kianna had come to accept that about the Mizukori princess. Even though she had faced her in battle, this Taevra knew her abilities and her body much better than the Shai self.