"But my brothers-"
Lionell cuts you off. "Don't worry about your brothers. They know of the plan and are actually on board with it."
It takes you about thirty seconds to completely understand Lionell's words. You didn't happen to hear him wrong right? "I'm sorry what?"
Lionell blinks his eyes and snaps his fingers again resulting in the book disappearing with a poof. "You're talking about Jeongi, Yoonsi, and Haru right?"
"How do you know them?"
Lionell opens his mouth only to close it when Yvon sends him a glare from your side.
Instead, he shows you a dimpled smile. "It's a long story actually. I'll have them explain to you themselves. It seems like my work here is done. I best be going now. It was a pleasure meeting you, Calla."
You offer Lionell a hard stare.
Talk about being suspicious.
But the crazy thing is that you're not aware of this. I mean, as your brothers' sibling, shouldn't you at least be aware of the people they surround themselves with?
Especially if it's something to do with other creatures. Like them.
"Thanks, Lionell." Dyan says while you raise you pointing finger up only to slap it down harshly.
Lionell talks about your brothers like he personally knows them all too well. Like they've been friends since forever. That smile he displayed acts as proof. You've never encountered a person who shows a genuine smile when they talk about strangers.
The wizard gets closer and extends his hand, out as if expecting you to place your hand above his.
Still surrounded with with suspiciousness and doubt, you give him your hand nonetheless.
Lionell places a quick kiss above your hand before leaning closer to your ear, whispering in a manner that only you can hear.
Surprised, you're about to yank yourself back only to have him keep you in place before speaking.
His voice shifts to a serious tone all of a sudden and the words that come out from his mouth end up bringing a shiver slithering down your back like a snake.
"Piece of advice, always watch your back and don't easily trust those around you." He then draws back and sends you a smile. "We'll meet again."
That said, Lionell Draziw disappears in a blink of an eye. You can't stop thinking about what he said though. The contrast between his voice right now and the one from a few seconds ago, there's a visible difference.
He told you to always watch your back and not to trust anyone easily. For a wizard that's known to be the greatest in the realm, it almost as if he doesn't trust the prince himself.
"Yvon, it's been a long day for Calla. " Dyan says once the wizard had disappeared." The guest room on the east side is ready for her. You can bring her there. I trust that you'll tell her the rules."
Your best friend links her arms around you with a nervous laugh, causing her eyes to squint down into identical crescent moons.
You still can't get used to her freezing temperature.
You wonder how she's been able to match her temperature with humans whenever she was on earth.
Did she use a spell for that? Or was it a potion?
If such things existed, where can you find one for yourself?
"Just a few. They're essential so that you won't get hurt."
"What am I? A child?"
"I mean. You sometimes act like one."
She laughs again when you send her a glare. "I'm joking. This way."
"I'm joking. This way." The second the girls leave, Aziel turns his gaze towards Dyan.
"Did you have to do that?" He asks in a low voice. The atmosphere's tension that had lessened a while ago is slowly returning and Dyan can feel it.
Walking over to the bed, Dyan feigns ignorance. "Do what?"
"Cut her." Aziel's talking about the way he accumulated his entrance. Specifically, when he gave Calla a wound on the wrist.
Dyan shrugs his shoulders. "I had to confirm it. You know Lionell doesn't appear unless it's for something intriguing." He takes out his sword and sits on the bed. The edge of the blade reflect the presence of the Prince on the room, seconds before Dyan twists it to hit the ray of light piercing from the window.
"What if something went wrong? She could've died."
"She could have. But she didn't." Dyan lifts an eyebrow up in question. "Why do you care all of a sudden?"
To Dyan, the behavior displayed by Aziel right now is new to him. He's used to seeing the boy acting indifferent regardless of the situation.
"I don't." It's a firm response that shows Dyan how there's no more room for discussion. The latter keeps his mouth shut as the Prince walks out the door.
Yvon ended up giving you a tour of the whole palace.
So much to the point that your legs started aching. Even in a realm so far from home, you still lack the stigma.
From the garden to the throne room, the kitchen, the library, training grounds, where they hold the royal meetings, the emergency toilets in case you're too far from your room, and then, at last, your favorite part. The bedroom.
You've calculated that it takes about a hundred and twenty steps from where Yvon's room's located to yours.
Which is not fair by the way.
The room looks modern, much to your surprise. You expected something to resemble the medieval times. There's a bed that looks comfortable, sheets black as the night and you have your own bathroom. There's a tv to keep you occupied too. You begin to wonder what types of channels exist here.
"Oh, and one more important rule to keep in mind." While on tour, she's also been narrating the rules of the palace.
Some of them you personally found unnecessary though. I mean, who in their right mind would step into the dungeon filled with mutated animals?
"The room in the west wing? Don't go there."
"Why?" You drag on lazily, popping on the bed face first. "Is there a floating rose protected by a glass I can't touch?"
Yvon blinks her eyes. "That's not funny. But yeah. I guess it's something like that. All in all, just follow all the rules and you'll be alright, Calla."
Stuffing your face against the pillow, you hum loudly. For some reason, Yvon doesn't think the response is satisfactory. You're offended by that but choose to let it slide.
You wonder what time it is. When the volcano erupted, it was during the afternoon. You were probably out for five hours before getting auctioned and once you arrived in the palace, you blacked out again. All those countless times you collapsed resulted to you losing awareness of time.
It's probably late afternoon right now. I mean, you can still see that it's daylight outside.
"I'm serious, Calla."
"I heard you."
Stuffing your face against the pillow, you hum loudly. For some reason, Yvon doesn't think the response is satisfactory. You're offended by that but choose to let it slide. You wonder what time it is. When the volcano erupted, it was during the afternoon. You were probably out for five hours before getting auctioned and once you arrived in the palace, you blacked out again. All those countless times you collapsed resulted in you losing awareness of time.It's probably late afternoon right now. I mean, you can still see that it's daylight outside."I'm serious, Calla.""I heard you."A Few Hours Later
Dyan nods his head in understanding. "I understand what you mean. You're a Lycan after all. Your brothers were just trying to protect you."You scoff absently. "I guess so."How does feeding you vegetables protect you exactly? Instead of voicing that out, you just shove in another spoonful of this world's yummy delicacy into your mouth.Yvon nibbles the bottom of her lip before placing another chicken leg on your plate, forcing a smile to show on her face. "Here. Eat more Calla. If you want, I can have the chiefs cook something similar for your midnight snacks.""Sounds like a plan." You wink at her.Later That Night.It was silent and everything that was alive in this realm had finally shut down. Slowly setting the blanket aside, you step out of
Trees surround your environment but that doesn't stop you from running towards the forest. At this rate, it'll take them until daylight for them to find out you've escaped.Where do go from here though?You've thought ahead of that. If a wizard like Lionell exists in this realm, then they're bound to know how to go back to earth.You give yourself a nod.Your mission from here on out is to find a wizard.A roar.And not a pleasant one at that. It's like a wail of a thousand demons.The wind blows harsher, stronger, and it's getting colder. When you look up, it's as if the trees are devouring you. You can't see the moon. There's no light and darkness engulfs you. But you can definitely hear something. And whatever that thing is, it's coming closer.You feel your s
But why does it seem like something's preventing you from recalling the events of last night?Yvon slides her hand up and down your spine as if to comfort you. "I've prepared you varieties of clothes you know. They're in the closet if you wanna check them out."Forcing a smile to display across your lips, you look up to your best friend and say. "After breakfast.-Aziel didn't show up at the break fast table so Yvon ended up explaining that he had to leave to check on the borders.Whatever that meant.Dyan had left afterward saying he had to take care of some things.Breakfast was fantastic as always and you were given the permission to roam around freely after that.But before you could start your journey, your best friend had pulled you back
Yvon faces you. "How did you know that?"Humming, you lean back and reply. "I used to watch a lot of sports with my brothers. Basketball, tennis. But mostly Soccer. ""But Calla. This isn't any of those."As if that information was new to you, you pause a bit before nodding your head. "I guess you're right.""Where are you going?""Back inside." You respond to Yvon before heading in first.Yvon decided to stay and watch the men training for a few more minutes.With a hum vibrating from your throat, you slide your scrunchie down before tying your hair up again. Every now and then, you notice individuals popping up from left to right in the hallway using magic. It amazes you, to be honest. And as a Lycan, you'll probably never had the chance to experience that ability. It's just far beyond y
" I swear to god if I have to look at another flight ofbstaires again I will lose it." For the past ten minutes, you've been complaining non stop. You dont think you can take this anymore. You feel like dying.You feel like you could sleep for five days straight without waking up.The hallway of the castle seem so peaceful. A total contrast to what your feeling inside. After that hectic walk, you had to rely on Yvon for support since you felt like your legs could snap off at any minute. And that's saying something given what you really are. But you guess even your alter couldn't help you out on this one.You think you also ran out of air for a second there.Yvon out of all people should know what physical activities does to you. She should know how they're the one thing you despise. You just didnt really like them. As a matter of fact, she should know that they're a taboo to you. It's what ended you up here in the first place after all. Because you couldn
You woke up an hour later. So as you pull yourself up a bit, the sight of the moon comes into display from the window. With squinted eyes, you drag your gaze around the room like you're searching for something. But in reality, you're really not. Suddenly, your body feels light. Which is a good thing. You groan a little, trying to pull all of your consciousness up into the surface. It feels like you've had enough rest already. With fists planted above the bed, you haul yourself up until you're sitting up. Your hair's a mess and you think there's a patch of dried saliva beside your lips. Now that's disgusting. Either way, there's a bathroom for a reason. Yvon brought you some clothes to use. Might as well put them all into good use. Extending your arms, you let out a little groan as you stretch. After long hours spent on walking around, that's one of the best sleep you've ever had in your life. Using your fingers, you drag the stray strands of your hair away and slide out of the mattr
Dinner time had passed by in a snap for some reason and as soon as Yvon opens the door to your room and ushers you in, she begins pacing around like a person in so much stress. Even from a distant, you can practically see the mess of thoughts swirling inside her mind right now. Whatever she's thinking about, you have a feeling it has something to do with why she had Aziel pinned down to the ground moments ago. There's a hint of sympathy you felt for the person after seeing him in that situation. Although he could have easily swipe Yvon off of him, he chose go stay still and let her have her way. Throughout dinner time, the latter had remained quiet. Dyan however was the total opposite. He went on talking about the activities he accomplished today and it looked like it was a usual thing for him. You settle on your bed, keeping your gaze planted on the pacing girl. If this was a comic book, there would he a ginormous question mark floating on top of your head. You wonder what's got he