Never Again – I

“Wait.” shouted the mage. The warrior stood at the foot of the Emperor’s stair. Drenched in the blood of his enemies. “Why?” asked the warrior. “I’ll show you.” said the mage.

A Vision – II

Suddenly the warriors head swam. Visions, feelings, emotions unfelt in years. Some, never known before. “What sort of trickery? What magic?” asked the warrior. “Spare our great Emperor and all these feelings will be yours, forever.” The warrior took another step, his sword griped firmly. His countenance resolute. “There’s more then the feelings.” said the ...

The Past – III

Then appearing abruptly before the warrior stood his lost wife. “Dashuri, it cannot be.” the warrior said. He held out a worn and weary hand, he brushed her angelic face. “She’s very much real. Not a vision, but flesh and bone.” said the mage. Dashuri kissed the warrior, it was warm and everything he remembered ...

The Price – IV

“You’d turn your back on your wife?” asked the mage. The warrior continued up the Emperor’s stair, as Dashuri dissipated like a mist. “For what? For a chance at revenge?” “This is not revenge wizard. This is retribution, this is redemption.” said the warrior. “But father why?” asked the child. The warrior stopped, frozen in ...

Never Again – V

In the space of a moment the warrior covered the remaining stairs. He tossed aside his weapon and took hold of the mage’s neck, dangling him over the abyss. “You’ve made me feel things wizard. You’ve shown me things. Let me show you something.” said the warrior. “I beg you, please stop. You can have ...

The Throne – VI

As the mage plummeted to his eternal demise, the warrior stood before the throne. “You have tortured my people and destroyed my family. You’ve laid waste to the land. Have you anything to say for yourself?” The girl in the great golden chair gathered herself, banished all remaining fear, and looked up at the warrior.

A Child – VII

In a small, tender voice the girl spoke to the warrior. “I murdered your people because they were fools. Your family is dead because you are weak. I will spoil the land as I see fit.” The warrior lifted the child easily from the throne. “What you do now is on you warrior.” the child ...

The Offer – VIII

The warrior carried the child to the edge. “Will you not beg, as your wizard did? Will you not plead with me for mercy? Implore me to spare your wretched life?” asked the warrior. The child looked the brute in the eyes. “All that I’ve done was right and just. You’re people are a plague, ...

Never Again – IX

As the girl fell she screamed. It was a shout of pain and desperation. “I will remember that scream fondly for the rest of my life.” muttered the warrior. He slouched into the throne. His mission complete, his wounds finally overwhelming him. His struggle ended. Never again to be ruled, never again to be subjugated, ...

Charge – XIV

The man who called himself Mills rushed out of the circle of red stones. He pushed Greg and knocked Carol to the ground. “Hey, relax man. It can be disorienting, I know. I just went through it, whatever it is? But believe me you’ll get there.” Dave said. “Kiss my @$$ fairy!” Shouted Miller as ...