The Dragon and The Onion Girl: Chapter 10 (edited)
And so, like any good fairytale this one needs an ending. Sadly in real life happy endings are incredibly rare and, once more, true stories don’t really end. I think we can agree however, that the Black Dragon threw away his chance for a happy ending. As for our hero…
Sprite opened his eyes. The first thing he noticed was the sound of birds singing in the distance. His eyes adjusted as he turned over in bed to see a window with a thin beam of cool pale light streaming in from behind the curtains. The floor and ceiling were chiseled fine stone work with white and red tapestries on the walls.
It was like something out of a dream and though he couldn’t quite put his finger on it, there was something familiar about the room he was in. Then all at once he remembered he wasn’t supposed to have fingers.
Wide eyed he suddenly sat upright. His heart pounded in his
The Dragon and The Onion Girl: Chapter 8
As they rode, a silence grew between the two warriors. A silence broken only by the sound of galloping hooves. Greta’s silence was one of grief and frustration. Sprite’s on the other hand. He was just angry.
Angry at himself for having put Lorain in danger, and for once again leaving her alone. Angry at the Baron for betraying Eden to its Enemy's. But most of all he was angry at the Great Spirit for the destruction of his home, and for everything that had ever happened to him.
Worse still, neither Sprite nor his teacher really had any idea what they were getting into once they arrived in the city. Neither could they guess how a man, as treacherous as the Baron, had somehow managed to earn the trust of so many, and gain so much power.
The sun started to set as they drew near to the Eastern gate of the city. That is when they encountered their first problem. The large gate, called
The Dragon and The Onion Girl: Chapter 7
Sprite woke, and that’s not even the strange part. Neither was the sudden realization that he was lying half naked with his injuries bandaged. What was really strange was the woman. He noticed her standing not even two feet away from the head of the once great bear. Poking it with a stick.
Sprite tried to sit up and he groaned from the aching in his chest. Lorain jumped suddenly from the sound, at first thinking it came from the monster before her.
“You’re awake!” she cheered noticing the unclad young man sitting there like a startled deer. The Empress then dropped her stick and pranced forward. The chipper manner in which she approached made him smile.
The injured warrior tried to think of something intelligent to ask or say but as usual, thanks to Lorain’s antics all he managed to ask was “Where are my clothes?”
Gabriel and the Black Candy Circus: Chapter 4
Wow, that was easy. Too easy. Looking to my sister, I saw a smile like I hadn't seen since she was a little girl appeared on her face. Now don’t get me wrong, I was happy for her, but I couldn't shake the feeling that there was something a bit off about this young ringmaster. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but she seemed a little too eager to have Rachel after just talking to her for five minutes. Rachel looked happy, though, so I decided to ignore it for now and resigned myself to just wait and see. If she didn't like the job she could always just quit, right?
“Come this way,” Candy called as she moved down the corridor back the way we came. “I have your contract in my trailer.” Now outside again, I noticed the skies had acquired quite the menacing overcast. Thunder could be heard faintly in the distance and clouds now blocked the light from the moon and stars. It had gotten so dark, in fact, that I b