It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp16

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Sixteen

(Jelnaya)


Lossurp looked at the token while asking, “What could others demand with this?”

Makinor replied, “She is the Champion of He-Who-Fights. Some will toss that before her with the intent of going against her.”

I added, “There is honor for anyone who can give me a good fight.”

Lossurp asked, “Do you kill those who fail?”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp15

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Fifteen

(Inchell)


I told them to give me the middle watch. Both divine champions shrugged and went back to eating. Our attention then became focused on Master Lossurp as he returned from the river. When told to get some blankets and lie down, I found myself interested in his strong response.

“You don’t think I can do this.”

Princess Jelnaya replied, “This has nothing to do with ability, but with attitude.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp14

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Fourteen

(Inchell)


Princess Jelnaya replied, “Might as well have fun. I have no idea about weather conditions. We are going to have to deal with this for a number of miles. We can gripe and complain, or have some fun.”

I had to admit, “I didn’t dress for weather like this.”

“I usually deal with it by staying active. We can get moving, or have a snowball fight.”

“Well, I want to get out of this. Let’s start moving.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp13

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Thirteen

(Jelnaya)


I could not deny the statement, so allowed, “Okay, I guess you can call me that if you want. Fine.”

Makinor said, “You just won a battle against her, lad. Feel happy.”

Lossurp asked, “Does it happen only rarely?”

“Tell you what, on the way back I will ask you to answer that.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp12

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Twelve

(Inchell)


I quoted, “There is no hope for kindness / It only a dream can be
I sought from others a cure / For internal torture
There is no hope for kindness / Because it will not help me

There is no hope for salvation / It only a dream can be
I sought a path with tears / To ease my soul through years
There is no hope for salvation / Because it is denied me

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp11

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Eleven

(Jelnaya)


“Honestly, no. Fancy steps like that are usually stuff to impress people. I have at times wanted my horse to do something like that. I cannot imagine you in such a mood however.”

“I spend time with Rubber. How much time you spend with your horse?”

Before Makinor could answer, Lossurp asked, “You named your horse Rubber?”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp10

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Ten

(Jelnaya)


“I would not think you would go because of Makinor, but because of Inchell.”

“You mean go because someone from Davelda is involved.”

I continued to pack as I said, “If it does not matter to you, Vulge.”

“There are a lot of others who should go for that reason as well.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp9

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Nine

(Inchell)


He sat a text on the counter, then said, “Well, it helped me convince my father to purchase some better texts on the topic. When I finish, I will see about placing them in the library.”

“That would be so kind.”

“You’re over seven hundred years old?”

Not wanting my age to become public knowledge, I simply replied, “Well, I’m older than you.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp8

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Eight

(Jelnaya)


“You lost, Shenorn. Let me have your sword.” When the weapon was tossed to him, he brandished it then did some tricks with it before saying, “Honored Duchess, Baron Nuchirg sends you his love.”

I replied, “I believe my cousin and I are glad our lands are so far from each other. How do you know him?”

“My grandfather is one of those that came with Ferrigote to this world from Gaeskow. What do I gain if I make you gain your sword?”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp7

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Seven

(Jelnaya)


She replied, “You just came back, Princess Jelnaya. Are you sure you want to go anywhere?”

“I said ‘need,’ so the answer is, ‘yes.’ Also, I don’t consider being about my domains as being away. I assure you that I was handling business.” Hoping to inspire her to get to work, I added, “The one we are supposed to rescue is from Davelda.”

“The book is from Davelda. What am I looking for?”