The Floating Sword pt 14

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The air felt thick. The queen felt as if there was a heaviness to it. The king had not visited her bed for over a week. She did not question who he was spending his nights with and she refuse to care. She cared for him once and that proved to be a disaster.

He only started to pay attention to her when the rumors were getting out of control over her taking a lover every now and then. It did make the people question his rule and that was what she wanted. He was weak for luxuries and he did not care about who he had to hurt or humiliate in the process.

She was going to prove to him and to all the subjects that she was more than a quiet mouse of a woman. She was a queen and her desire for the sword to rule was her goal. she did admit to herself that of late what they shared sexually had been exciting. Yet he choose to fall back to his whoring ways.

Tonight will be the night when all will either survive or crumble. She felt it to her core that the one destined for the sword will arrive this very night. That will be hours from now and she had to prepare her plan. Once the sword was retrieved and placed in her hands she will slice his head from his body. She knew the sword had to be sharper than any sword ever forged. She smiled at the thought of his head rolling on the ground with a body near.

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Nester awoken with pain shooting through his head. It was strong enough that he lost the contents of the food he ate on the floor.

“I see you have awakened.”

“Oh goddess it hurts so much.”

“Yes allow me. I will take the pain away.”

The ENOR walked up to Nester’s bent body and radiated a glowing light and once the light engulfed him the pain subsided. The ENOR pulled the light back and took several steps back watching and waiting to see if Nester were going to respond negativity to his activation.

“I feel better thank you. Are the other’s ready to leave?”

“They have left days ago. You have been asleep for three days. Please take this robe and follow me.”

“I told you all I can not stay here.”

“We have heard what you have said. We will not force you to stay. You will return. The cloths are clean and comfortable to train in. Your going to learn our skill of magic that will help your companions. Do not worry. It will take them a few days before they reach the bridge. You will get there on time.”

“How can you….” His words were trailed off by images that were implanted in his mind. He knew without a doubt that he will reach there with a problem.

“Do you have a name? What am I supposed to address you as?”

“We have no given names but you may call me Ash. That is suitable.”

“Ash it is. So we will begin training. Hoe long will that take? Longer than what we have time for. You will learn three moves, that will save your life and the lives of your companions.”

The ENOR guided him into a cavern with many pools of steaming water.

“Choose one.”

Nester glance at the pool farthest from the front and choose it. The ENOR closed his eyes and the water began to bubble more and foam a little. Then he turned to leave.

“Where is the soap?”

“The cleansing solution has been added to the bath. Do not take long your instructor will be waiting for you.” The ENOR turned and began to walk away.

Nester went to the water and it swirled with color at first his thoughts ran to a dark place. What if they try killing him in this. Then he though if I was going to die by them they could have killed him many, many times.

He undressed and sat in the water. It soothed his muscle and his head felt like it was on a cloud. The ENOR’s healing ,magic is definitely one thing he must learn.

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Angelica and Ryan had been traveling for two days. The ENOR’s had promised them that Nester would be unharmed and will meet with them at the bridge. Angelica was going to protest but Ryan knew that they were powerful beings and if they say Nester will be there when needed. He will be there.

Before leaving the womb the ENOR that had help them retrieve the book allowed them to memorize the spell that will help Angelica retrieve the sword. The catch is giving her enough time to say the incantation to release it from its floating tomb.

Ryan came up with a plan than will give her time. He looked at his niece and thought of  how brave she was going after her destiny. Her mother and father would have been very proud of her. He was.

“Uncle are you alright? You seem a bit into your thoughts tonight. Do you want to hear the incantation again?”

“I am fine. Yes let’s hear it again and if you are not too tired we will practice a bit. The Battle for the sword is almost upon us and we have to be ready.”

Angelica began to say the word and Ryan continued to plan for what he must do.

(So the next excert of the floating sword will be at it’s finally. I hope you all enjoyed reading it as I have been writing it.)

 

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