Leo looks at me then he sigh and rubs the back of his head. He closes his eyes as if he is recalling some painful memories. He leans on the wooden wall and then looks at the floor as he crosses his arms on his chest.“Wei and I used to be friends since we were young. His father and my father are used to be friends so we grew up together and trained together. But.... because of my father, Wei lost his family and the honor of their father; he is the only one who survived but still running away from my father. Wei became our greatest enemy and he vowed to destroy my father. We became enemies since his group always attacks my father’s traveling mercenaries.” Leo said and I feel so sad about what happen to Wei’s family but I don’t think Leo is at fault.“O- Oh I see, didn’t you... like explain to him that it all was a misunderstanding?” I ask as I look at him.“What is the difference… he lost his family. He has the right to be angry and… I am also ashamed and confused. The truth about his f
Leo still looks at me when I came out of the room. I am still combing my wet hair using my fingers as he look at me as if he is looking at a mirror.“Where did you get those clothes? I mean…… those aren’t the clothes the inn keeper has given to me.” Leo asks as I shove my wet long hair into my side.“All my clothes and the one I changed into suddenly disappeared. Didn’t the young man say that Mr. Wei wants me to wear some clothes he has prepared and the young man left me? Apparently, it is this.” I said as I look at my outfit.“I- I see.” Leo said as he looks at me with this suddenly red face and he looks as if he is thinking about something.“Why? What is wrong? Are the clothes looking bad at me, I mean… are they not pretty?” I utter as I check my clothes.“No... no it’s perfect. You look so pretty in it.” He said as he looks away as if he doesn’t want to look at me in the eyes.Something is wrong with him and I can see it. It is as if he remembers something that suddenly upsets him.
Lana looks at me as she drinks her tea while Flora is talking with Leo. I glance at them and seeing their happy faces I immediately look away after feeling this certain sting in my heart. I then look around the room to see Vlash silently glancing at Flora then looking away towards the window. I got this feeling that Vlash is also in love with Flora…… how complicated is that?“So… Riri you made other friends? That is truly amazing and worrying at the same time. I am just glad you are fine now.” Lana said making me look at her.“A-ah yes, the adventurers are quite nice I thought they are like those bunch of men who don’t give respect to a woman but it appears that they are nice despite their scary looks. I don’t like how they all look at me though.... I hate too much attention being on me.” I said as I take my cup of tea as Lana look at me with a smile.Lana and the others return after a few hours when Leo and I return to the room. When I speak to Lana she explained me many things. One i
Vlash and I are too silent as we descend the stairs; Vlash is silently following behind me making me so nervous and uncomfortable at the same time. When we turn to walk pass by the dining area where Wei meet us and blocks my path Vlash just stand behind me watching and waiting for any threat. “Hello my new sister Riri, you remember your promise? Who is the new bodyguard?” Wei said jokingly at me making me sigh in relief.The silence between me and Vlash is killing me. It is nice to have someone who can make the atmosphere lighter. I smile as I look at Wei; I glance back at Vlash to see him calmly looking at Wei as he stands behind me. Well, at least he is not acting like Leo the other day.“Ahmnn this is Vlashmere, Vlash this is ahmnn Hawei Vancov. I- I think I have to take a bath first before we can go out like we have planned to. Can I?” I said as I look outside the open door of the inn.“I heard you say that so take this as a gift. I heard you are leaving by tomorrow? Take care of
“Lana what- what is that?” I utter in shock and I look behind me when I heard the door of the hot spring opens revealing Vlash holding his sword looking so alarmed then a vast of fog covers him.“Ri-Riri, are you okay in there? What is happening?” Vlash said as he tries to wave off the steam fogs using his hand.“I’ll go for now, Vlash can look after you.” Lana’s voice said.I Look at Lana and I watch as she return to her fairy form and then wave at me then she flies away.“Riri?” I heard Vlash’s voice again as I see his shadow figure walking towards me.I look at the fence that broke nearer to where I am to see a shadow of an animal or whatever that is trying to widen the space and get inside the hot spring.“Vlash I am here. Something is in the fence trying to get in!” I shouted as I see Vlash coming towards me.He immediately takes off his robe and slides it into my back as I rise out of the edge of the hot spring. He immediately blocks me when we heard another bang followed by a gr
I hesitantly look at the dagger in the store keeper’s hand. He looks at me assuring me that it is okay for me to take the dagger in his hands. I can’t really trust him even if he is smiling at me. What if he will ask for something in return after? “Are- Are you sure sir? Can I really have it without any conditions or payments?” I ask still unsure as I look at the store keeper and the dagger in his hands.“It is now yours to keep miss.” The store keeper said still smiling.I am still reluctant to take it but the assuring smile on his face made me reach for the dagger that is on his hands. Upon my skin’s contact with the dagger, the blinking green light appears again as I completely take the dagger in my hands looking into it in awe.“I just wonder… you seem to hold no magic in you yet, the dagger has chosen you. This is the first time something like this happened. It is intriguing to see such peculiar happening?” The store keeper said as I look at the dagger that is blinking within my
“Riri, where- where did you get that dagger? I never saw you with that before?” I look up to see Flora and see her standing in front of me as I sat on the bed wiping the dagger’s blade with a white satin cloth.“U-Uhmnnn it was given to me as a gift by our kind host Sir Hulio. I met him on his store when I got separated with everyone a little while ago.” I said as I look at the mysterious dagger in my hand.“That seems to be a magical dagger. Be careful when using magical weapons. They tend to go against their wielder when their magic isn’t controlled really well.” Flora said making me look at the dagger.“I think it is okay for her to have that. She can use it to defend herself. Riri don’t need to control that weapon’s magic since it seems that the weapon has chosen her.” Lana said making me look at her.“It’s a little baffling that a magical weapon choses her. It’s so rare when a magical weapon choses someone who is none magic user as their owner. I guess you are right; we can’t let
“What- what is going on?” I ask as they rush in and Leo locks the door behind them.“Lebron soldiers, they are here.” Flora said alerted.We just watch her as she walks towards the lamps and blows the light’s off from the 4 lamps in the room making the room dark. She then walks towards the window and pulls the curtain down then peeks.“Lebron? Wait isn’t that the dark kingdom you told me about?” I ask Lana wide eyed as Lana slide down the bed and walk towards Flora to look at what is happening outside as we hear metal clinking and people screaming.“Yes. I don’t know how but... how did they manage to enter the gate?” Leo said.We all turn towards the door when we hear a loud knock from behind. I look at the others feeling so nervous and scared.“It’s me Hulio. Are you okay in there?” Leo opens the door and Sir Hulio enters followed by his son holding a sword in his hand.“What is happening?” I ask as the two look at us checking if we are okay.“Someone let the Lebron soldiers into the