"Polish that shield! Pikes up straight! Stop looking about, guardsman!" the military snap of Sir Ren's voice cracked out over the outer courtyard and echoed off the stone walls of the keep. As he passed by, Huntsman's eyes flickered up to the outer walls of the castle. There was a balcony on one tower that … Continue reading 4. An Arrival
As Ella left the training paddocks to return to the castle she could not help but grin to herself. She was exhausted from the training. His tall, muscular stature and commandeering style of attack was perfect opposition to push her techniques to the limit. As a slender, light-weight woman, an observer's money would be on … Continue reading 3. Changes
I walked through the next few days in a state of confusion. He'd said I could use my powers for good. What did that mean? Wasn't just being a normal person and trying to live a normal life enough? Not according to Jake. His thoughts were loud and clear. 'Spiderman always says that if you … Continue reading 2. SHIELD
Light hit the walls of the castle first, then ran down to bless the inner and outer courtyards, the houses and the market. The high walls that surrounded the castle and its town also enclosed the soldiers' barracks, several paddocks and a sea of thatch that had risen up as the war spread across the … Continue reading 2. Meeting
She smiled with delight at Alex's words. He knew how to tell a story well. For the past half hour she had sat captivated by his description of his journey to reach her, through marshland, fighting off bandits, commandeering a boat at the pirate's port. He had completely distracted her from the ball itself, until … Continue reading 1. The Ball
"Well, we need a telepath," he smiled calmly. Not a second had passed but my mood had shifted. This was way over my head...