Elle and Mias: Chapter 13Duncan walked calmly through the forest with his arms folded behind his back. He was used to the night and stepped confidentially towards Mias' mansion. He had no clue as to what he was looking for, but if he came back empty handed, he'd be subjected to punishment from Elias.Elle and Mias: Chapter 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He spied the estate in the distance and thought it odd for all the windows to be dark at this hour. A large crow swooped down from the roof and cawed as he flew over Duncan's head. In all his years serving the Dormaeus, there was no mistaking the elegant way such a dark bird rode the wind.
"Here are your meals!" A well endowed waitress said cheerily as she placed the plates on the table for Elle and Abernos. The two had finally made it to the small farming village and their first stop was the local pub and inn for some food and hopefully a bed to sleep in. The atmosphere in the whole community was warm and inviting, so much so that Elle finally allowed herself to relax and get Mias off
Elle and Mias: Chapter 24Leadbury caught wind of Elias rather quickly and the pursuit began. Mias and Berenos riding atop Ares and Eris respectfully, followed behind the ghoul with hopes that their loved ones remained untouched by Elias' sadism.Elle and Mias: Chapter 24 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Just to be clear," Berenos said nervously. He wasn't accustomed to riding a horse and was thus concerned about what fair Eris would do if he offended her. "When we find Elias, what's the plan? If we confront him directly, he may hurt Abernos and Elle before we can get them away from him."
"I won't kneel to Elias' demands. He may torture them, but he won't kill them."
"You want them to endure such treatment?!"
"Now I didn't say that. He'll be expecting the two of us, but as for the ghoul, he will not."
"I'd appreciate it if you'd address me by my name Dormaeus brat," Leadbury interrupted.
Mias frowned. "Listen, when we find Elias, I want you to take the stag and woman and get them far away from the confrontation."
"Very well," the ghoul agreed.
"Will that manservant of
Elle and Mias: Chapter 20Elle's fingers slowly turned her teacup around in her hands that afternoon as she watched the horses in the pasture. The owners of the estate, a middle aged couple who bred and trained horses as a full time hobby, offered them lunch on the veranda, which Mias and Elle gratefully accepted.Elle and Mias: Chapter 20 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ares had been unhitched from the coach and allowed into the pasture with the other horses, but his sights remained focus on the white mare he had been introduced to earlier. He trotted behind her, whinnying and trying to catch her attention, but the mare never once replied and simply kept putting distance between them.
"She doesn't seem to care for him at all," Elle commented.
"The owners told me she was a difficult filly to break," Mias said before chewing on a bit of bread.
"Maybe she just doesn't like the idea of being forcibly paired with a mate she barely knows," Elle suggested, her tone hinting at the parallels between the horse and herself.
Mias looked at her for a moment before chuckling, "I s
Elle and Mias: Chapter 33Viola reached out and grasped Elle's arm before the blonde could race toward the scene. "Are you mad?!"Elle and Mias: Chapter 33 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I have to go!" Elle insisted.
"I don't know what's happening, but you and I should take this opportunity to run. Which ever side is alive will surely come after us."
Elle clenched her hands into fists and grit her teeth.
"Please, it's not worth it," Viola said gently and loosened her grip. "Let's go, together."
"I can't !" Elle tugged her arm out of Viola's grasp and took off towards the epicenter of destruction.
"Elle!" Viola called after her.
Everything in Elle's mind told her Viola was right, but she couldn't abandon them. She cared for Abernos and Berenos was always so kind to her, and Mias well she wasn't quite sure how she felt about him, but the thought of him lying injured (or worse) plagued her chest with a painful tightness.
"You're completely mental," Viola smiled as she rode up next to Elle atop Leadbury.
"You're coming with me?"
"Yes, but only because I could
Elle and Mias Chapter 101“Where could Mias be…?” Elle wondered out loud while talking a walk through the manor to digest her breakfast. Her feet eventually led down the corridor where Malcolm and Berenos were recuperating. Seeing that Berenos’ door was closed, and more mysteriously locked, she continued onward to Malcolm’s room and knocked lightly before entering.Elle and Mias Chapter 101 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Oh! Elle! Come to visit?” Malcolm flashed a toothy grin while he finished dressing himself.
“You’re… standing,” Elle smiled.
“Yes,” Malcolm rolled up the left side of his robes to reveal his prosthetic. “It will still take me some getting used to, but I’ll be practicing with the use of a very elegantly carved walking stick, so soon my saunter shall be restored.”
“Shall we walk together then?” Elle asked.
“That’d be pleasant,” he smiled and with the aide of his cane walked out of the room with her to stroll the halls.
Elle and Mias: Chapter 10Elle was trembling as she watched the scene before her unfurl. She had no idea what to do. She believed Mias deserved a good wallop and a stint in prison, but not death. The uncharacteristic expression of pain and torment didn't suit the dark featured man at all.Elle and Mias: Chapter 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh God, please stop this," she said in a whisper. Mias' death would mean she'd be trapped in this world for the rest of her life. Even if she ran away, she could cling to the hope that she might one day see the streets of her home town again and the faces of her family. If he died, so did her hope.
"The title of head of the family is mine Mathias!" Elias declared as he raised his dagger.
Mias glared at him, refusing to bow his head in acceptance to this fate. He refused to be murdered in such an ugly manner. But what could he do? His entire right side was paralyzed and his left wasn't feeling much better. He could barely move or summon the strength to cast a spell. He was losing blood too quickly to think clearly. For the fir
Elle and Mias: Chapter 72"Cretin! Fiend! Demon! Let me go!" Elle tried to bite Nicodemus' hand, but her teeth didn't even make a mark.Elle and Mias: Chapter 72 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Do you not comprehend the situation you're in?" Nicodemus asked her.
"Oh I understand perfectly, but that doesn't mean I'm going to make this easy for you! I'm practically a professional damsel in distress! You're going to regret taking me captive because all you've done is pissed Mias off!"
"Ha! Then perhaps he'll prove a worthy challenge yet," Nicodemus took shelter under a tree and reclined his back to the trunk. "Although I highly doubt it."
"He'll kick your ass!" Elle spat.
He chuckled. "You're awfully noisy. Perhaps I should just kill you."
"You don't scare me," Elle said bravely. "If I was worth killing, you would have done so by now."
"How about I test that resolve?" He grinned.
"Go right ahead."
"Very well," Nicodemus said as he picked her up by her tail and dangled her above his mouth.
"Wh-What are you doing?" Elle asked nervously.
"Mice are some of the easiest prey
Elle and Mias: Chapter 73A knock on a cottage door awoke the inhabitant from his sleep. Grumbling, he slumped out of bed and adjusted his night shirt before wearily approaching the door. "Yes, yes, who is it?"Elle and Mias: Chapter 73 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Open the door Malcolm," the voice said from beyond the wooden panels.
Malcolm's eyes widened and he ran his fingers through his hair before opening the door.
The figure standing before him remained obscure in the night's shadows as well as his own cloak that conveniently hid his features in any light.
"Oh, it's you," Malcolm said with some disappointment before yawning. "I haven't seen you since you brought word of my cousin's death. What brings you here at the devil's hour? I have class in the morning you know."
"Business," he said. "I need information on Nicodemus and inconveniently, all Headmaster Methuselah's records are missing."
"Hmpf, and you assume I have them?"
"Indeed I do," Malcolm sighed and opened the door. "Come in. I'll get some tea."
"Thank you," the man stepped into the cottag
Elle and Mias: Chapter 16Some force in the cosmos must have been off kilter that morning because Mias suddenly became civil company. During breakfast they had a pleasant conversation about the meal and the magic used to make it. Similar to the housekeeping spell, an enchantment was cast to read over recipes and then prepare the dish accordingly. The time of day and what ingredients there were in stock determined what recipes would be on the menu and each day the recipes were switched to add the spice of variety.Elle and Mias: Chapter 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elle honestly found the whole system fascinating. The way Mias described the spell was by no means the result of a simple wave of a wand. It was a process that reminded Elle of how a computer program functioned: a detailed chain of possibilities woven into the system set to execute commands at the user's will. No wonder Elle hadn't encountered other sorcerers of Mias' level; they were as unique in this world as people like Bill Gates were in hers.
After breakfast, Elle returned to her room where she ba
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Elle tried to force herself to sleep, but her mind was abuzz with the events of
the day. By all intents and purposes, Mias should be able to decline the betrothal by
loving her, and they could probably convince his father they were going to marry; then he
would still be in exile... But that all depended on whether or not what Thane said was
true. Maybe Elle just needed to take one for the team. If she played along and was
believable enough, they’d all be able to live normally.
That was, unless a different heir was named. Perhaps Mias would be able to take
her and Tovi, and maybe even Th