Interlude 2 – A Dragon’s Desires

Up. And down. Up. And down. Up. And down. Sweat glistened down skin and scales. The slow rhythm of rising and dropping, like the sun shining through the windows. Light glinted off the equipment inside, off of weights and chains and racks–not made for torture, but for improvement. “Most men would want a spotter,” theContinue reading “Interlude 2 – A Dragon’s Desires”

Chapter 15 – Suspicious Occurrences

Michael didn’t expect much from Nassato. It was a province on their way southward towards Gorokiva, and even that wasn’t a stop they especially wanted to make on their trip.  Yes, they were aware that the whole matter of their tour was to visit all of the Light Lands, but their underlying mission was toContinue reading “Chapter 15 – Suspicious Occurrences”

Chapter 14 – Southward Bound

The noise Michael made as they woke up was incomparable to any sound made by mortal throats. The closest way to describe it was somewhere between a phlegm-filled snort and a majestic orchestra suddenly having its instruments all break at once, though not necessarily at the crescendo of their performance. More like somewhere in theContinue reading “Chapter 14 – Southward Bound”

Chapter 7 – The Lakeside City

The story Ausilio told, upon being set on the ground and having a good ten minutes to kiss at the dirt as though it would somehow vanish out from under him, was a simple one. An annoyingly simple one, in that it lacked a significant amount of detail.  Ausilio was not the mastermind to anyContinue reading “Chapter 7 – The Lakeside City”