14: Durias and JulieWhat have I done?More Like This
Durias stood frozen in the dimly lit dining hall, the little brunette bundled in his arms.
The portal in the stone wall behind him fizzled and popped as it slid closed, the dark alleyway beyond the opening shimmering like the surface of a lake before fading back into the wall.
His heart hammered in his chest as the reality of what he had done sank in.
He had made a terrible, colossal, god-awful mistake.
I should not have taken her.
He had acted on impulse, throwing caution to the wind--something he had never done in his thirty-one years. In battle, such brash action would surely have gotten he and his men killed, and he couldn’t understand how he could so easily go against his principles now.
I had to possess her…I do not understand it…
Durias had been so taken with Julie--so curious as to why she had stirred such longing within him so quickly, so completely--that he hadn’t even considered the danger he would put her i
Elle and Mias Chapter 14Elle awoke before dawn, unable to sleep. She walked to the river and washed her face, cleaning off the residual tears from her night of depression—her moment of weakness.More Like This
Enough. She was done with this doubting, with crying, with feeling any of this pain. She had given everything she had to give. There were no more feelings she could feel.
There was very little movement in the camp. A few early risers like her prepared for the camp’s busy activities. The early risers moved methodically, following their routine.
It was time.
This was never supposed to be permanent. This is a temporary situation, a time for preparation.
A light glowed from a tent and she ventured towards it. No more doubts. No more waiting. No more hesitation.
It was time.
Mias found that he was unable to actually sleep with Iedra. It wasn’t that she did not possess beauty or that he found himsel