Few days later. On a surface water.
"What's that coming, Father?"
Tahni asked standing at the edge of the stretched and borderless wooden balcony. She turned to face her father who was seated on a acacia chair before the wooden hut seating on the surface water, half way into the breadth of the large lake.
According to Ayla who had situated their new dwelling place on the water, they wouldn't be scene by any mortal. Even a boat plying the water wouldn't see them. Only that when the boat gets to the portion of their building on the water, twouldnt be able to pass through. Twould feel a barrier but wouldn't see what it was.
"You don't have to bother yourself. Whatever it is would come to light sooner or later."
She heard her father say, yet she wasn't satisfied. She didn't know why not. She could smell quite the numbers of omens in the air. She didn't know when she began to have spiritual traits. Abilities to discern st
In the woods."Do you think it's a good idea?"Tahni asked, her eyes locked on the vast expanse of the trees ahead of them. She didn't know what else to think but that question."He hadn't asked us to involve in war. He only said we should go and observe the main motive of the men. And the truth is that, he's your father. He sure would know and want the best for you. I've known him for quite a while, even though if it hasn't been forever. He has a good heart. But I sometimes wonder how the gods could had been so cruel to make such ill-tempered Prium come out of that coolheaded man."Tahni looked at Ayla who had spoken. She didn't know which of the tossed facts to pick. Ideas seemed to elude her but she was holding her grasp on the necessary."You don't have the right to speak to my sister that way."Tahni said finally, shooting Ayla the mean gaze. Though she knew she had feigned it but she wanted the Nymph to know t
In the land."Woah."Tahni gasped looking around at where they found themselves. Twas a path which leads to the market square."Let's hurry up, else we would miss the motive of being here."Ayla urged and pulled Tahni with her through the path. Her hold on her was soft but pulls strongly. Twas one of those wonders of a Nymph that she probably wouldn't understand.Ayla slackened her place suddenly as they caught up with some group of women walking towards the market too. The group seemed to had been plunged into a wave of gossip."Keep your ears sideways, but your eyes forward."Ayla urged. Tahni looked at her and nodded her head. They kept their pace at a regular but filtered sequence as they listened to the women converse,"I heard that some men just arrived our land from a place called Aiowa.""I heard that that land has a lot of gold but the sacrifice to get it is too overwhelming.
An invisible house on the lips of a lake."What news do you bring?"Vulcan asked, looking at Ayla, then looked away to Tahni and asked,"And did you have a nice time?"Tahni was the first to speak,"Ayla already told me that, we don't get to ask too much questions when we expect an answer. One question at a time.""Indeed."Prium scorned, rolling her eyes."Ignore her."Vulcan came on and built on what Tahni had edified,"That's quite a way to think. So, Ayla, what news do you bring from the land of the mortals?"Ayla stared blankly for a while as though she was trying to find her voice."The land will be plunged into chaos sooner than later. Though we didn't hear from the direct source because we didn't have the time on our side, but there is a rumor of war in the air which wouldn't be favorable to the people of the land. The men we saw the last time are with ill moti
Same."I've got some words to break with you. Meet me outside."Ayla called at Vulcan and walked out of the house. She heard Prium calling at her,"Rude phantom."She didn't care. Prium turned to her father,"Don't tell me you'll just go to her."Vulcan took a glance at her and stood up. He walked out without answering. He heard Prium scorn,"Had no idea that she now orders you around."Vulcan looked back at her, he was standing at the doorstep. He twitched his eyes and shook his head, then he walked out.Ayla was standing at edge of the extended base of the building. The whooshing wind danced in glee across the lips of the lapping water."What's this about?"Vulcan stood beside her. Looking away from that place to the end of the water opposite him. From distance, he could count the numbers of granite stones being washed by the excitement of the flowing water.T
War."Over there."A man called at another who had a spear in his hand and was running after a lone man who was dressed differently from the two.The caller was quite swift but what he had in his hand was an ax, whose wooden handle seemed to be under a spell of splitting.The man who they were on was running through the ruins, avoiding the fallen houses and burnt barns. The whole village was in tumult and amongst the several invaders where those two who were keen on taking the poor lone man down.Unfortunately, the man stumbled on a fallen part of the roof of a house which had been destroyed. He fell on his face, his left hand plunged into a 4-inches nail. He screamed and wrenched in pain."Hell of a runner."The first invader got to the man and towered over him."You all and your lot should had left this land when you had the opportunity but look at you now. Where is that will and cou
The hut on the lips of water."What is it?"Vulcan asked hurrying after Ayla who had just walked out of the house. Her round cum pretty face had stiffened in concern and jealousy though Vulcan couldn't place it in the first place."A war is going on in the land now."She said sternly looking to the shore of the lake. Her back to him as he caught up with her."I don't think that's all. Since when did you start to be concerned about the war of the land. Aren't I your concern?"Then he stopped talking for a while, trying to read her expression. He hadn't seen her that way ever. He hated to think that probably Prium had spread her dark qualities on his precious Ayla. That couldn't be right.Then suddenly, something popped into his mind. It could only be that. He touched her left arm and spun her to face him,"Is Athena here? Is she? Tell me."Ayla stared at him for a while, her dark eyeba
After the war."Gather around."The lady with a baby who was the first to see Athena called at those who were still alive. She yet had her hand to the wound. Her other hand to the back of her daughter's head. Athena was standing next to her. In the heart of the market square.The people had gathered around. Several of those alive were casualties; some lightly and some heavily wounded. None of them was barely wounded.Vulcan or say the new and hot Vulcan was standing with Ayla next to him. There were yet a lot of things to figure about his new self but he was certain that time was the best tester. He would be tested. Himself and Ayla were standing at the very front where Athena would never leave their sight."I know I am in no place to summon you all, because after all, who am I? And what worth do the words of a lady have, let alone a dying one. But please listen to me."One of the men who was badly wound
On a road."It's feels good now. Don't you think?"Tahni said looking at the path up ahead of them. Ayla made a sound in her throttle and nodded her head without saying a thing.The both of them were walking back to their former house. Yes! Former. The return of Athena had changed everything. And now they wouldn't have to live in hide anymore.Therefore, they had been sent by the King and Queen to go fetch their sister, Prium. None of them could really explain why Athena was so eager to want to see her. Prium of all people.Tahni felt like when Athena discovers who Prium really was, probably, her interest would change. Or come to think of it, who knows? She might had change due to the magic rain which had made the forest greener and richer.Even on their way, they had seen some new creatures on the trees. Creatures they had never seen before.Tahni looked at Ayla. The latter hadn't see