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The Gemstone of Ominium

Book 1

* Denial *

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He had to see her again. He didn’t know why. He was a grown man now, no longer the lonely child he’d been in the past. And yet the breathtaking need remained the same, and every time he recalled that night the pain of separation was still as strong, still as raw has it had been. He knew it made no sense and yet he couldn’t deny it. No matter what others might say he had to meet her. And, deep inside his heart, he childishly hoped she’d be a little bit like him, that she’d be able to truly see and understand him. For what bound could be stronger than blood?

She dreamed of death every night and of freedom every morning. From her window she saw herself leave that place, run across the forest and escape the suffocating fate that awaited her. And yet she knew that the chains that bound her were needed and deserved. For she knew all too well the dark horror of who she truly was. And so she accepted her fate. Until a promise she couldn’t remember being made was fulfilled, and a Prophecy of blood and death never came to pass. And so maybe she could be free from those chains after all. Maybe there was still hope for her. Maybe she’d be strong enough to deny her true self and simply live.


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Chapter 13 - Day 5 - Part 5
Published 5/25/2019 in The Universe of Arnae

Author * Sophia CarPerSanti
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Chapter 13 - Day 5 - Part 4
Published 5/25/2019 in The Universe of Arnae

Author * Sophia CarPerSanti
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Chapter 13 - Day 5 - Part 3
Published 5/25/2019 in The Universe of Arnae

Author * Sophia CarPerSanti
  Chapter 13 Departure - 7th day of Hanotë -   Part 3 - Road Patrol It was past midday and the Knights had just went back to the road after a brief stop, when they sighted a group of armed men, all wearing full armor, blocking the road. “What’s that?” Arkel asked, frowning as he foresaw trouble. “It looks like they’re patrolling the road,” Denar answered making sure his sword was within reach. “Which is understandable, if we take into account that their neighboring Kingdoms are at war,” Mahel added. “That is if those are really Melkar’s men,” Elipson countered. “Whatever the case, let’s try to get by them without raising the alarm. That’s not what we came here to do, and getting into trouble won’t do us any good,” Elian instructed and the others agreed, although they all remained alert and ready for the worse. “No. They’re from the Northern Armies,” Elipson whispered curtly as they got closer, not wanting... read more ❯
Chapter 13 - Day 5 - Part 2
Published 5/25/2019 in The Universe of Arnae

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