Hectic DeliveryThe rattling of the cart wakes me up from my slumber. Did I really fall asleep? I have never fallen asleep during a mission before... Oh well I guess it can happen to anyone. My body crackles as I stretch it out and rub the sleep out of my eyes. This is a boring and easy mission. All I have to do is protect this wagon containing weapons while it travels from Venice to Rome. It's a five day trip and for four days the most exiting thing was a man who asked for directions. At least the man I'm traveling with is nice though he talks a little too much. Alphonse, as I'm told to call him, is an older man in his sixth's. He goes on and on about his grandchildren and how good they are doing in school and what little rascals they are. The weather is sunny and the country side is beautiful. It reminds me of summer in Sweden. I miss my girlfriend MichiThe beautiful day is interrupted by a large explosion in the distant. The horse neigh in fear but Alphonse manages to keep him calm. I draw my swor
A ball to end it allErik swallows hard. Being in a suit is not a thing he is used too. He knocks on the door of Michi’s hotel room. The door opens and before him she stands all in red with a black corset. Her beauty is breathtaking.“You look beautiful” he says. Michi blushes and thanks him kindly. He holds out his arm and leads her down the hall towards the ballroom.The room is full of people dancing. Erik takes her hand and leads her down onto the dance floor. The music is filling the room and almost carries the dancers in union. They move their feet in great timing. After the dance they bow to one another and Erik kisses his ladies hand. They sit down at a table ready to eat when Erik over hears a couple of men speaking of signing of a contract that will give the templar order great power in Venice once more. The men stand up and start walking towards opposite ends of the room to talk with other men.“How about another dance Michi” Erik says and holds out his hand.Michi
Party gamesThe sweet air of Venice caresses Erik's nose as he makes his way to the carnival area. The evening sun is setting giving the sky a beautiful orange color. All around Erik people are lighting paper lanterns in a variety of colors. He will not go to the carnival alone for he invited a friend. He invited his new friend Michi. Michi is a girl with both Japanese and Italian heritage. As part of a mission Erik was informed to protect her but she ended up saving him instead and after that they kept in touch and became great friends. As Erik gets nearer to the carnival area his mouth starts drying and he starts to sweat. Over the few weeks he have known Michi he has growing fonder and fonder of her but he do not know if she shares the same feelings. He have been pushing those feelings aside in an attempt of suppressing them with little success.He puts his foot down on the carnival area. It is filled with people, light and music. On the other end of the crowd Erik can see Michi standing alone.
The wayfarer - Part 3Early the next morning Iris is awoken by a rooster greeting the sun. In mere minutes the town starts buzzing with sound of people getting to work. It’s soon time for harvest and much needs to be done. It’s been a good year with a lot of fine crop but the unknown danger in the air makes even the finest day an intimidating one. The men and women are hard at work preparing the city and themself for battle. Hard at work they run around town and the inner city. A man nearly knocks down Iris who is walking around town trying to see if someone knows anything about her beloved.“Sorry miss” he bows nearly knocking himself in the face with the box he is carrying.“No harm done, sir” She smiles and carries on. Trying not to be in the way of people she ask the ones who are not doing anything in particularly. She holds up a drawing that she made in her notebook. One after another they say they do not know. Discouraged she starts walking back when a man stops her
The wayfarer - Part 2Iris walks into the Inn. There is a small scent of alcohol in the air reminiscing of last nights singing and drinking. A big man stands behind the bar. He looks rugged but friendly. His eyes look tired from many years of working at the inn and his beard is big and bushy. He looks up from his work of cleaning a couple of glasses and looks over at Iris. He walks up to her.“Welcome to the sleeping dragon.” He says with a smile “What can I help you with, young lady?”“I need a room for the night.”Iris removes her hood revealing her elf ears. The man looks a little surprised but reaches over to some keys on the wall.“Room 3 up the stairs.” He points over at some stairs on the far right of the room. Iris looks over at the stairs, turns back around and is just about to pay for the room when the man speaks.“I’m sorry if I’m nosy but it was a long time since your kind was in this village. What brings you here?”She look
The wayfarer - Part 1: Everything has a beginningIn the deep forest, Lindwëlian, night has fallen. A young elf maiden named Iris is warming herself next to a fire. She is sleeping sitting up with her head in her arms and wrapped in a cloth. For a long time her sleep have been plagued by nightmares. This night is no different. She is pulled out of her dream and sits up. Her eyes are watery from tears. She rubs her head messing up her shoulder long red hair.“Another nightmare...” She looks up at the moon and feels sad. “Where are you my beloved?”She sighs and once more gently rests her head in her arms and manages to fall asleep one more time before morning comes.Early next morning her journey continues. The forest is thick and she must use her sword to get through at the thickest places. Wines whip in her face and branches catches her sword getting it stuck forcing her to use extra energy to get it out. Many hours later her sword goes through a thick bush and as it falls down sunlight comes flowing thro