Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 21: Return (Part 3)

Within minutes of leaving Krolik’s eastern gate, the leagues began to flow past like miles. Kelena’s hoofbeats thundered against the ground as Miss Aura drove her, and the axles squealed ominously beneath us. Before, the loose rocks and furrows had been an inconvenience. This time, though, the walls and floor shook as every little bump […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 21: Return (Part 2)

Miss Aura must not have been told of the plan, or had chosen to overlook it; Miss Rena’s door remained tightly shut, and no sound came from within. Mister Valentin let out an exasperated sigh and shook his head. “Of all the times….” He knocked at the alchemist’s door, one hind bouncing in anticipation. “Aura?” […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 21: Return (Part 1)

The first sensation that came to me the next morning wasn’t the pounding at the door, but the way Erik clung more tightly to me with each bang. He pressed himself against my side with a grimace on his muzzle, his eyes squinted tightly shut and his ears pulled flat against his head to block […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 20: Void (Part 3)

Mister Dagos bowed as he swung open the door to my master’s and Mister Valentin’s room. “I apologize in advance for the quarters; we weren’t expecting dignitaries.” Beyond, a witchlight by the door revealed a room fully half the size of Baron Jazinsk’s quarters. Couches lined the walls, with a few smaller tables scattered among […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 20: Void (Part 2)

Miss Aura stood at the entrance to the Jazinski alchemist’s lab, her paws pressed tightly together before her, a casual smirk set on her muzzle. “That was quite the performance,” she called down the hallway. “I’d have wagered you rehearsed it.” Her voice only quavered as she got to the final word. Erik’s answer was […]