"I said stop…" Kal yelled a second time in the same tone, walking forward with a pissed-off expression on his face seeing as his brother barely seemed to react to his words and simply continued to stand over his personal guard."We were just playing. Are you really going to butt in now? His skills have gotten somewhat better but he's still as terrible at swinging his weapon as before…" Geran began to speak a little annoyed to find Kal's complete attention on Talon whose bloodied face and body stood out, especially when he hurriedly stumbled to his feet the second he laid eyes on Kal."I'm- I'm sorry…" Talon began to apologize the second he got to Kal's side. But Kal no longer looked at him and had finally moved his gaze onto Geran who looked exceedingly pleased with himself."Don't look at me like that dear brother. It's my job to train all the knights. I AM the best swordsman in the kingdom,""You mean the best after me?""Prove it then. Let's have another match. Right here and now,"
She had hardly taken a step forward with her right her leg to walk closer to him when Kal slowly turned to look in her direction.A strange confidence in his eyes like he already knew it was her, way before she got that close to him.“You can sit here…” Kal said pointing at a spot a few steps away from him where he had placed a cloth on the ground for her to sit.“Hmmm...,” Hurai replied, going to sit in her given spot. But she had barely sat down when she turned to look at Kal only to find him already looking intently at her.The last time they met was three years ago and both of them had grown a lot since then. Even Hurai found it difficult to take her eyes off him.Kal wore ordinary clothes with a small white band tied around his head but Hurai somehow felt that he carried himself in an even more regal manner than before.He was taller and his black hair was even longer reaching past his forehead and just above his eyebrows. His skin was still as pale as before but that didn’t in a
Hurai looked back only to come face to face with a middle-aged man whom she instantly recognized.He was one of her father’s generals and It didn’t help that his son had been found dead beside her in the forest when she was eight.“Princess…” he called out in a loud voice ignoring the fact that she was standing directly in front of him.“General Tottian,” Hurai gasped, all hopes of meeting a friendly wolf instantly dashed the instant she laid her eyes on his face.“What a surprise it is to find you in the forest again?” He exclaimed, his round eyes fixed on her not at all hiding the clear expression of disdain on his face before he began looking around.“Oh don’t mind me. I’m just checking around to see if there are any dead wolves around,” he said bringing up past memories as he continued to look around with a wary expression on his face, before he finally rested his gaze back on her.“Go ahead…explain!” he told her, with knowing eyes that conveyed the fact that there was no way she
Hurai( Seventeen)Hurai was barely done getting ready for the day when her sister busted into her room to pull her out of it.“Today’s our birthday and I got permission for us to go to town,” she said, not giving Hurai space to reject her.The moment she stepped out wearing a floral orange gown walking beside her sister who wore a flaming red one, Allen met her in front of her door.In minutes, she and her sister had entered a carriage and left the palace, with Allen and Lozia, her sister’s knight along with two maids.“At this point, you might as well tell me where we are going and when we’ll be back,” Hurai said as the carriage rolled on at high speeds that told her that her sister had a very important destination in mind.“What? Is there something else you'd rather do in the forest?” Fera asked her a question instead of answering her own, with a sly expression on her face.”Of…of course not,” Hurai explained, trying to defend herself only to hear Fera scoff at her in disbelief.“Ev
Today had been a particularly hectic day for him.He was twenty-two and unlike before, he now had many more princely responsibilities than before.It also meant that people including his private guards seemed to enjoy sticking to him harder than glue with the excuse of protecting him from harm. The same excuse his father, the king used to try to monitor every one of his movements. Still, with the artifact in his hands, it was almost impossible for anyone to see him, which was why he was now racing through the forest with lightning speed, with hopes that Hurai hadn’t been waiting long for him.It was already afternoon and the sun was up in the sky, and unlike other times when he was the one who usually waited for her, he couldn’t help but feel a little dissatisfied at being late.Karl had been to the forest enough times to be familiar with it. So even as he ran at full speed in the direction of his usual spot with Hurai, it was easy for him to notice that something was wrong the clos
Hurai( Twenty)Three years went by in the blink of an eye for Hurai. Apart from having some responsibilities to fulfill in the palace, accompanying her sister to town, and lounging in the garden, nothing really bothered her, except the fact that she would be twenty-one in the coming year, and meet her wolf, possibly her mate. However, as much as she didn’t like it, thoughts of Kal flashed into her mind and she quickly did all she could to wipe them off.It was bad enough that she had heard the news three years ago, of the border patrol wolves finding a high-ranking vampire knight in the forest close to the palace garden who General Ploradi had fought head to head with and injured before he lost his left arm.Thankfully, she was glad that the huge event had thrown them off Kal’s scent completely which meant that he would have had enough time to sneak away.The main reason why she decided to stay away from the forest completely right after going back for the last time was to make sure
At that moment, Hurai felt like Kal said something but was trying to communicate something entirely different to her. But no matter how much she tried to figure out what it was she couldn’t.Still, that didn’t in any way stop the red blush that rushed to her cheeks from Kal standing a breath away from her, close enough to steal her first kiss.One she felt she was supposed to have with her mate, the moment her wolf matured and made itself known.“Kal…” Hurai spoke calling out his name not knowing what else to do, since pushing him away didn’t work and pressing herself into the tree wasn’t an option.“Please…if I’m late in getting back to the palace I’m going to get in trouble. I’m sure you also need to get back,” Hurai told him becoming increasingly anxious and worried about how much time she had spent in the forest.“Fine…” Kal sighed in a very low and miserable tone which he used as he continued to speak, taking one step back to show how genuine he was being.“Since this is our last
Dinner was silent.Apart from a few instances of both sides staring at each other the Vampire King also brought some of his councilmen along with him.With the vampires not particularly touching their food since they mostly enjoyed human blood even werewolf and witch blood depending on what flavor they craved at that particular moment.King Horansi no longer had any appetite for more, so he announced the end of dinner, before informing King Locan about the Grand hall where they would be discussing the reason he asked them to meet.“Okay…My two sons will be coming with me,” King Locan replied, satisfied to see the werewolf king nod in response to what he told him.“My son Darun would also be joining us,” King Horansi said with a smile on his face, gesturing at Darun who sat right beside him.Fera’s face was a blank canvas but Hurai was confident that she was boiling inside.But unlike werewolves who somehow upheld the alpha, beta, and luna rules, the vampires didn’t which was something