ASCENSION 3- APOCALYPSE: 4
There was little recollection of anything after the stranger found me. She'd lifted me onto her horse and began to ride through the dense forest. Leaning against her, I eventually gave in to my exhaustion.
All I remember were my nightmares. Images of those I'd killed surrounding me, all staring intensely at the one who'd taken them from this world. Their bloodied bodies moved closer until all I felt was the sensation of being crushed alive. It was terrifying.
I awoke abruptly gasping for air. The warm glow of candle light flickered around me, yet this was by far a safe haven.
I heard the rattle of a chain and felt the metal shackle clasped around my left wrist. My eyes adjusted to the light to see the sharp blade of a sword pointing at me. A long silence held heavy in the air as I froze, unsure of the intensions of its bearer. The stranger remained shadowed as she finally spoke.
"Do you know why I'm holding this sword?"
I nervously answered, "Because of the colour of my blood.".
"Then you understand my apprehension of having you here in my home. I know you're no Natblida, if you were you'd have be stationed in Polis. The Commander is the only Nightblood that goes to war. So tell me Shadow Blood, are you the only one who escaped The Mountain or are there more of you?"
She spoke with utter disdain for my kind, but I was no kin of The Mountain Men, I was something else entirely. I cared not if the words I chose next would either save me or end my life. "My name is Clarke Kom Skaikru, The Shadow Blood known as Wanheda. Kill me if you wish, maybe it's all I deserve."
The woman moved into the light and searched my face, looking to see if I spoke the truth.
"They say Wanheda died in The Mountain, that she sacrificed herself. Why should I believe your words?"
I looked her dead in the eyes before answering,
"Because there's not a person alive who would ever want to carry the burden of such a name."
The wary stranger found no falsehood in my words only truth and sorrow now carried by a broken warrior.
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