Arador - Chapter 08Chapter 8 As he entered the grounds of Tadwin's College of the Arts he let out a small whistle. There was no doubt in his mind that all the years of university were going to pay off.Some of his friends had mocked him. A college Doc? That hardly seemed worth the degree! If they could see this place they'd take it all back. Another valid point was that as a College Physician You'd have certain perks - like check ups.Your average Doctor tends to see only people who are sick, weak or injured. A College Doctor has regular check ups on the students too. Not just the sick. The other clear advantage is that he'd be dealing with people not too far away from his own age not just the elderly or infants who were prone to sickness, injury and weakness.He rubbed his hands together to take the chill off them. Being a Doctor he really should know better than to stand outside in the winter air, but he'd wanted to take a moment to absorb his surroundings.At 6ft 3,
Arador - Chapter 07Chapter 7For two weeks, Raiki had been out of college. Once Zyla had heard what happened, she had insisted on calling the college Physician. The Physician was a lovely old man by the name of Dr. Chapman. Dr. Chapman wore half moon spectacles and had a predominantly bald head, with only tufts of grey hair at either side. He was the very image of the perfect Granddad with a fixed smile on his face.Naturally, he had insisted that Raiki take time off college to recover. He had written her off for three weeks despite her protesting."Three weeks?! But, what about college work?""I'm sure one of your classmates can take notes and bring you up to speed." He Smiled again, "If you were to go back any sooner I'm afraid you'd just relapse."Eventually Raiki had given up. So for two weeks solid, the only company she kept was either the walls of her bedroom or the drone of daytime television. Zyla brought her up to date with their Art project deadlines and surprisingly, Nikko had offered t
Arador - Chapter 06Chapter 6Raikis mind was blank. She was vaguely aware of laughter around her and something falling on her face. She ached all over and although her head and shoulders were in a frightfully uncomfortable position, she didnt have the strength to move. The unruly students that surrounded her a moment ago had now departed for want of somewhere without people shouting.She thought she heard someone calling her name but couldnt open her eyes. Someones hands were on her shoulders, she could swear by it. Then the voice again.Raiki, come on! You dont want to sleep here! Xsal pulled her up by her shoulders and supported her with his arms, Ill take you home, you just need to wake up for me.Who is that? Raiki asked herself, trying to think of anyone who would be concerned for her, Miki? No. Thats not possible. Im at college now, I left him behind.Open your eyes, Raiki! Xsal tried again.
Arador - Chapter 05Chapter 5Stupid, stupid, stupid! Raiki screamed to herself as she ran. She had no idea where she was going, it was getting dark again and there were very few people about. She let her feet do the thinking as buildings and trees sped past her. Her thoughts were in another place. Back home with her family.I need you! She screamed.Xsal was not too far behind her, his heavy footsteps unheard over the sound of Raikis own. He listened to her shouting. She sure can run. He thought to himself.Where are you Miki! You said youd always look out for me!Miki? Xsal stopped running.Raiki stopped also, she had reached her destination. The lake.Why? Why am I so stupid? She tried desperately to wipe the tears streaming down her face I cant help myself can I? I tried to concentrate on my studies, block everything out, but its just too hard. She let her head drop and her tears flow.Xsal step