Without a Light I See: Cp5

Without a Light I See
Chapter Five


Just wanting to say something, I found nothing better than to ask, “Did you always like to fight, Honored Duchess?”

“If not, I would not have this life. Actually, I wanted to be like my Grandfather Terish. He is deadly, but that is not really how people think about him. I want the same for me. While I do promote Fergush, I like the fact that others will see me in a different light.”

“Like a wife and mother?”

Without a Light I See: Cp4

Without a Light I See
Chapter Four


Curious, I looked to the men and asked, “What are we fighting?”

One of the two replied, “Fear.”

“It’s doing a bad job. I’m not scared. Are you?”

The other man answered, “Scared of dropping from fatigue.”

Without a Light I See: Cp3

Without a Light I See
Chapter Three


Again trying to send Genorll on, I said, “You’ve proven yourself a good man. More than willing to help you, so let me get to work. Go back to the other men and your animals.”

“Hard to tell which is which at times.”

“I’ll leave you to it. Let me handle this.”

Without a Light I See: Cp2

Without a Light I See
Chapter Two


“Nowhere. I told them I would move on, or else I might go back there.”

Sensing part of the reason I was summoned, I asked another question. “How can you go somewhere if you are standing still?”

“It chases me. I have fought it, and fought it, and I won’t make you fight it. I will leave.”

“Hold it. I told you I was the guy that does good deeds. Now, are you just running, or do you actually have a destination?”
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Without a Light I See: Cp1

Without a Light I See
Chapter One


From a distance I heard another man sound out, “PROVE IT!”

The one that contacted me asked, “Did you ever have one of those days, Honored Jelnaya?”

I asked my own question, “Do you mean whether I had to decide if I actually had any honor? Not in a long time.”

People in the Mist: Cp35

People in the Mist
Chapter Thirty-Five

I then asked, “Nassenor, do you really want that sword?”

It pleased me to hear, “Definitely, Vernallor!”

“Then come get it!”

Melarintha looked to me and said, “I have been waiting for one of you to do that.”

People in the Mist: Cp34

People in the Mist
Chapter Thirty-Four

After again attempting to overcome the pain of trying to have her body work against the sword, I saw her glare at me while asking, “What are you looking at?”

I replied, “The short answer is you.”

“You’re all dead.”

“Obviously not at the moment. The trick right now is to survive a few more.”

People in the Mist: Cp33

People in the Mist
Chapter Thirty-Three

“It is hard to talk with the sword through me.”

I replied, “The fact that you speak at all tells me things, and lets me know you can tell me more.”

“I hurt.”

“You live. That is more than you should be doing.”

Sterrig exclaimed, “You tell her, Vernallor!”

People in the Mist: Cp32

People in the Mist
Chapter Thirty-Two

As the man left, Orintious asked, “Vernallor, any sense of how long we can stall here and look at things?”

I replied, “The entity was attacking. While things are now quiet, I would assume the entity is waiting to see what we will do just as are the others.”

“So, not long?”

People in the Mist: Cp31

People in the Mist
Chapter Thirty-One

As he went about assuring his men were all right and understood certain things, Sterrig came up to ask, “What did you do, Vernallor?”

I replied, “Protected my slave. I felt the entity working along the source of power. Father did things with me like I did with her.”

“Father is a lot more knowledgeable and skilled than you are.”

“That doesn’t mean I haven’t learned anything.”