A shattered glass sound took the Cadre by surprise when Nathan suddenly lost his grip on his drinking glass. The Cadre stopped training, and their attention went to Nathan, who was in a state of shock too.
“What’s the matter, Bud?” Natsuki asked, full of concern, and swiftly walked towards Nathan, whose eyebrows frowned deeply. Nathan gulped as he felt his heart pound wildly. What’s wrong?
“I don’t know. I just… I feel something odd.” He breathed out heavily and flinched when another shattered glass sounded.
Olive slumped into the black leather settee, calmly blowing softly on the surface of her steaming cup of tea. The aroma filled the air as her lips slightly curved a small smile. She is in a good mood. Olive inhaled the aroma as the peaceful morning started. That’s what she thought.“Quickly! Move quickly!”“Cover the whole palace!”“Secure the Ruler!”
Xieaniel leaned over the polished oak counter and pulled his laptop. He frowned when three familiar red dots inside their Headquarters greeted him. He fixed his glasses and clicked the dots for confirmation, then he gasped.“Huh? What’s wrong?” Raith asked curiously as he drank some water. Xieaniel did not respond and focused on the two red dots.“Why is it like this?” He whispered and frowned deeply. If it is three persons, then the three red dots must be separated, but that is not the current state. Xieaniel expanded the view of his laptop and checked his rings and Raith’s rings. They were close with each other now, but the dots were separated
It happened again. The devastating incident that none of them wanted to experience unexpectedly happened again. They lost their Ruler, their Leader, their Head. The whole Cadre and Elder grieved with Ashriel's demise. They cannot even see her body, only her ashes. After the Elders learned the devastating news about Ashriel's death and Edom's comeback, Emmette decided not to announce Ashriel's death. None of them are in the mood to fight yet. Moreover, it was hard for them to shake off the thought that their Ruler died because of them.The Elders and Cadre slowly left the palace one by one after hiding Ashriel's ashes inside her room, where only a few people were allowed to enter. All of them went to where they wanted to go to grieve personally. Nathan refused to go
Nathan looked at Ashriel’s favorite ocean with the whole Cadre waiting for him below the small hill where he stands. The breeze that once felt so cool now felt so cold without Ashriel by their side. The ocean, the waves, the birds… everything was not what it used to be.All the feelings that words cannot describe are in Nathan’s heart now. His tears were unstoppable. “I want to see you….” He said with a voice that disappeared in the wind, hoping it would deliver his message to her. But he felt his heart sink when he realized it was impossible. His eyes caught a bird that flew freely, then he looked at the sunrays that started to shine. “You’re free now, Ash.” Another tear escaped from his eye, but he wiped it.&
Nathan sat on the bench beside the lake and gazed at the shining water with the moonlight. He saw a figure lumbering towards him on the shoulder of the road. It was a dark silhouette of a woman. A very familiar woman. She then sauntered and stopped a few miles from him.“What do you want?” Nathan asked with his usual code tone. The woman smiled, not fazed by his coldness towards her anymore.“Don’t be in denial. I bet you know it already, Nathan.” She started with a husky voice due to the cold breeze. “I received a letter from Zillianie through Olive, and I was totally fazed towards the message.”
"But why General?" Olive uttered in disbelief. "I want to join-" "Are you disobeying me now, Olive?" Olive stopped with Nathan's words. Olive gulped. "You are Ashriel's secretary, so while we are on the battlefield, you'll help Lady Venice manage the whole Empire," Nathan explained plainly. Ashriel would probably snicker if ever she heard Nathan's words. Olive cleared her throat and began at once. "Y-Yes, General," Olive mumbled and secretly crumpled her fist. How can she know their moves if she is ordered to stay at the Palace? “Huh? Then why aren’t we contacting us?” Leon felt panic creeping his heart as he dialed Oriana’s number for the nth time. Again, no one responded. Oriana never breaks her words. She will always contact Leon or anyone from the Cadre if something is wrong.“I don’t like my hunch now,” Nathan whispered, biting his thumbnail and tapping Xieaniel’s laptop, trying to trace the helicopter. “She’s not too far from us.”“It’s still dark; I think we should find her. I’ll be big trouble if she loses track.” Xieaniel suggested, putting his laptop back in his bag. Nathan and Leon nodded, taking their own guns from their bags and wearing their masks. Xieaniel led the way, fol
La Elora; Vengeance & Lenience CHAPTER 72 - TORTURE
“Huh? Then why aren’t we contacting us?” Leon felt panic creeping his heart as he dialed Oriana’s number for the nth time. Again, no one responded. Oriana never breaks her words. She will always contact Leon or anyone from the Cadre if something is wrong.“I don’t like my hunch now,” Nathan whispered, biting his thumbnail and tapping Xieaniel’s laptop, trying to trace the helicopter. “She’s not too far from us.”“It’s still dark; I think we should find her. I’ll be big trouble if she loses track.” Xieaniel suggested, putting his laptop back in his bag. Nathan and Leon nodded, taking their own guns from their bags and wearing their masks. Xieaniel led the way, fol
"Dang it, I really can't find her!" Xieaniel slammed his hand on the wooden table angrily and slammed his laptop close. What he hated the most is failing, especially when it is about his family." Where the hell are you?" Leon seethed, biting his thumb nail. He tried to calm down, breathing in and out, but failed. " Crap it!" He picked the nearest glass and slammed it on the wall, shattering it to pieces. What if she was tortured? What if she was raped? No, what if she was killed?"Arrgh! Should we ask for backup forces and turn this freaking city upside down, Sir? I can contact my twin now." He added, full of fury. He knows how strong Oriana is, but he does not know her situation by now and he does not trust the Cadre. Leon will surely go berserk if ever something undesirable happens to her. “You can’t die.”