A Child of Orn – A Prologue (Part 3)

The continuing prologue to The Keepers. If you missed the first two installments here is the link to Part 1 and Part 2

M’thair  stared at the young man resting in her lap.  He was not well.  His dark skin, as the black sands of Kaden, was unnaturally chilled to the touch, and his eyes fluttering in a feverish manner.  There was a streak of white in his black curly hair that had not been there before.  He was cold and even though he rested, there was a strained expression on his face as if he were in deep agony.

She, on the other hand, had never felt so alive. Could she justify her vivacity for the sake of his weakness?  M’thair shook her head.  She had warned him but he had given of his blood freely. In a few days, he would be able to absorb the power of the waning Gibbous and then he would recover.

She leaned down and kissed his forehead.  She would come back to check on him but now she needed…what did she need?  M’thair stared around the cavern.  She had made it her refuge – the moss bed, the stores of food and wine, the fire pit, all reminded her of a time long ago when these were the greatest comforts one could know- but now it felt and looked like captivity.  There was a part of her that was utterly disturbed by the nearness of her young man and the feel of stone beneath her feet.  She wanted to feel the earth, the dampness of dewy grass and the richness of forests.  No, not wanted – she needed them.


About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on May 16, 2014, in Books, Fantasy, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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