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- Published: Tuesday, 08 October 2013 23:00
- Written by Mike Cropo
Wolves and Dragons of the Blood: Revelations
Alrerin looked at Lisisa. “Your brother… he would actually do what he has threatened to do?” He asked her.
Lisisa stood up now and nodded her head. “Yes sir, I’m afraid so.” She answered. “My brother is not the most forgiving of individuals. He will not abide the one sided relationship that currently exists between the Vanari and the former Protectorate. They are part of the Union now and it is not something we would allow.”
“And your elected leaders would allow this?” Alrerin gasped. “Your Senate? Your Prime Minister? Your father the King and his Queens?”
“Androcles operates with the blessing of the Union Senate and my Tenna Deia.” Lisisa told him. “It is why we have a Senatorial Delegation with us. They are currently on their way to Lorent to inform the government members there of what is happening. As for my father and mothers, let me just say that in this circumstance, you would much rather deal with Androcles. It will save you a rather harsh and wholly inventive tongue lashing.”
“Alrerin, after tonight many hard decisions will need to be made!” Coren insisted.
Alrerin looked at him. “Coren I know what…”
Narlei came to her feet now looking at Coren. “You said something similar earlier Regent Re Mydala. What exactly did you mean?”
Coren glanced at her and then slowly back to Alrerin. “The OSG has unleashed their Lycavorian lap dogs Alrerin. Androcles and others even now prepare to do battle with them.”
“I don’t understand.” Alrerin said.
“The moment Androcles arrived here and reclaimed my daughter as his wife and mate, he set in motion events that cannot be altered Alrerin.” Coren spoke. “He has prodded the OSG to open action and he suspects they will send their Lycavorian minions to my estate in the hopes that they can kill all of us. They don’t know that we are gone or what awaits them, but Ardan must know of this impending attack and he will certainly use this action as the tip of the spear to dismantle any meaningful relations with the Lycavorians. In doing so, Ardan will cement his power base and then insure that our people will never be free of the OSG and their insidious actions!”
It was Narlei and Riordian who saw first Lisisa and then Arduri stagger slightly and grip each other tightly. Riordian moved instantly to support Arduri who he was closest to while Narlei reached for Lisisa.
“Princess!” Riordian gasped causing all of them to turn and look at her. “What is it?”
Lisisa gripped his arms tightly and met Coren’s eyes. “It’s too late Coren.” She rasped the words. “It has… it has already begun!”
As if to confirm her words, the deep, rolling thunder caused all of them to turn and look out the large glass double doors at the expanse of Mydala city in the distance. All of them saw the massive fireball rise into the night sky trailing fingers of flame as pieces of debris were tossed skyward.
“By the Prophets!” Alrerin gasped aloud.
No one saw Lisisa’s head tilt upwards. “Jeth?” She questioned aloud causing them to turn back to her.
Lisisa my sister! Jeth’s voice echoed in her mind as well as Arduri’s and Rinel’s.
“Jeth what is wrong?” Lisisa demanded.
Lisisa we are detecting at least twelve individuals moving up to the estate from the east! Tharua’s voice echoed now. We were sweeping back north when we spotted them! Lisisa they are all armed and we cannot reach them before they enter the estate.
Lisisa lifted her dark green eyes and looked at Coren. “Twelve unknown men are about to breach the perimeter wall here.” She told him.
Coren moved closer to her. “Lisisa, how by the prophets did they know we would be here?” He stammered. “That is not possible! We told no one that…” Coren stopped talking and whirled back to look at Alrerin.
Lisisa nodded her head as her hand dropped to her side and she withdrew the Nehtes that rested there.
“Yes Coren, you are correct in your thoughts.” She stated. “We are not the target!”
Alrerin was no fool and his own eyes grew wide at what Lisisa said. “Me!” He almost yelled. “Ardan has sanctioned an attack against me!”
Lisisa turned to Narlei. “Get your mother and your children to the safest room on the property Narlei!” She ordered. “Where is it?”
“My father’s office upstairs!” She answered instantly.
Lisisa nodded. “Then go. Coren you and Alrerin as well.”
“I will not…” Coren began to speak but Lisisa cut him off.
“Whatever happens in the future Coren, you and Alrerin need to be alive to lead it.” Lisisa stated calmly. “We will handle the fools coming here, but we cannot do that if we are trying to protect you.”
“Go Coren!” Rinel declared. “First Regent… go now!”
Alrerin gripped Coren’s arm. “They are correct Coren!” He hissed. He turned quickly and grabbed for his wife’s hand. “Go to the room! Gather our other grandchildren as well my wife! Go!”
Narlei quickly laid a blistering kiss on her husband and then grabbed for her mother’s hand. “Quickly mother!” She gasped.
Lisisa looked at Riordian as he took out the weapon that she had returned to him. “You should protect your wife and family.” She stated.
Riordian met her gaze and took a deep breath. “And I will Princess.” He specified proudly. “I will protect them by killing those who would do them harm! And I will do so at your side.”
Lisisa smiled and the tips of her now extended fangs were very visible. She turned to Rinel. “Pull those Cadre Commandos back into the house with us Rinel. We will meet them in close quarters where their weapons will be more of a hindrance than an advantage.”
“Do we take prisoners Princess?” Nyosa asked from beside her father.
Lisisa shook her head. “I am like my brother Nyosa. There will be no prisoners. Not this night. Not after what we know they have been involved in.”
THIS IS AN SCI-FI/FANTASY NOVEL ORIENTED TO THE MATURE CROWD. IT HAS GRAPHIC LOVE SCENES AND MULTIPLE PARTNERS IN SOME RELATIONSHIPS. IT HAS VIOLENCE AND EXTREME LANGUAGE IN SOME PARTS. IT IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. I HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION TO USE THE IMAGES ON THIS SITE FROM THE DIFFERENT INDIVIDUALS, OR TOOK THEM FROM THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. THOUGH MANY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE IMAGES DO FOLLOW THE STORY, THEY ARE IN NO WAY INVOLVED OR ENDORSE IT. AT LEAST NOT AT THIS TIME. WHO KNOWS IN THE FUTURE.