Casting Runes Part 82Because one thing was
for sure, there was no turning back, but still they had to get out of here.
The bad thing was that Jordis had absolutely no idea how to do this. She
did not know where they were, how much longer this adit could last…she knew
nothing. But they all now depended on her, Liam most of all.
“Jo, you gotta do something.”, Colleen whispered urgently and she
nodded, but only then realised that her sister was not able to see this.
“I will.”, she reassured them all, including herself before she palpated
the runes on her clasp. The rune of fireball was still there, so Jordis let out
a relieved sigh and then tapped the rune, lighting it only slightly, but with
it the dim cave they were in now.
“What the…?”, Colleen mumbled and looked at the ceiling above her, all
carved and natural stone, snorting, “This is no mere adit, smugglers my ass!”
Neil cleared his throat, but then he said: “I agree, this is mor
Casting Runes Part 81“Whatever it is you
did, Neil, and I’m sure it was the right thing, you should leave. Now or never.”
Jordis gasped in
shock and utter disbelief. Now the Knights
wanted to investigate, this, after having ignored so many attacks, after having
abducted Colleen themselves?!
She drew a deep breath to calm down again as it was irrational, not all
men in the Order had known of her sister’s captivity. Or had they? She could
“Quick, boy, gather your things, all of you!”, Evan ordered and they all
jumped to their feet, “There is an old adit in the cellars it will lead you
“You need to know…”, Neil began a sentence gravely, but was interrupted
by Evan shoving him to the stairs and insisting: “Tell us while you pack your
They all hustled to activity and Neil efficiently summarised in a harsh staccato:
“The Grand Caster has taken the powers of many rune casters who came to him
Casting Runes Part 79And slowly, the night
grew quiet around them.
Complete silence filled Colleen’s mind as soon as she had drifted into
sleep, deep and dreamless for once. When she slowly awoke, this was the first
thing she realised, that she had actually slept well, without nightmares,
without the inevitable fear that he
would be there. It was in fact already morning, the sun stung in her eyes and
her aching head did not tell her what exactly had happened yesterday.
Her mind was fuzzy and slow, so it took her quite a few seconds to
notice that she was not alone in the warm and soft bed. For a split-second,
Colleen thought she was back in the castle, that he somehow had found her and
she froze immediately.
But then her slow mind realised that only her head was aching, however
no other part of her body, so she had not been beaten or…
Relieved, she exhaled and felt tears stream down her face. She was still
free. But her relief wore off quickly, as she did not know who was there b
San Francisco Nights Part 8
Und dabei bleibt es.“, grollte Luis sie gerade an, aber das interessierte Thea
nicht im Geringsten. Der Scheißkerl sollte tun, was er wollte, aber nicht mit
entscheidest nicht du.“, gab sie fauchend zurück, ohne sich zu ihm umzudrehen,
und griff erneut zu ihrem Netbook, um den gerade per Mail herein geflatterten
Auftrag der Agentur anzunehmen, immerhin waren das zwar alles sesselfurzende
Arschlöcher, aber sie zahlten gut.
Finger waren noch nicht einmal bei der kleinen Tastatur, da klappte Luis ihren
heißgeliebten PC einfach grob zu. Halira zuckte mental zusammen, denn sie
wusste, was folgen würde, aber Luis offensichtlich nicht, dieser Idiot.
sprang Thea von ihrem Stuhl auf, sodass die Rückenlehne aus Holz sich
zwangsläufig mit ihrer Ecke in Luis‘ ach so geheiligte Region rammte. Und
während er noch durch den plötzlichen Schmerz
Casting Runes Part 77Evan was with them
too and Jordis’ heart threatened to stop when she heard Colleen scream in utter
And so did Liam’s. He stumbled and nearly fell as he heard her cry
because right to this very moment, he had had no idea that Colleen could scream
like that, could feel such terror that she would actually scream. Growling deep
in his throat, he realised that there was at least one man he would put it past to make her feel such horror, as that
bastard had already done that. But the King couldn’t be here…
“Let go of me!”, Colleen cried and Liam actually heard sobs in her
voice, the sound of absolute helplessness, so he ran even faster, his only
purpose to find Colleen and help her any way he could. And then he saw why she
She was still fighting ferociously like the wildcat she was, but she
stood no chance against three men together, every single one of them taller and
much stronger than her, two of them holding her down
Casting Runes Part 76“Oi, come out, you
“Again?”, a deep, but friendly voice responded to Granny’s words with a
counter-question and soon the innkeeper left the room that Jordis now thought
to contain the kitchen of the inn, “The merchants just left and there’s…”
Mid-sentence, the burly man with a dark grey beard on his cheeks,
stopped his words and stared at them. Particularly at Neil.
“I can’t believe it…”, he then jangled and grinned broadly, “It is you!
Gosh, boy, look at you!”
“Evan?”, the knight asked in utter surprise and then laughed in happy
disbelief, “How, by the runes, did you wind up here?”
“Oh, you know, the missus decided she wanted somewhere quiet to live
after leaving Caellowell. What could be quieter than a hamlet like this one?”,
the innkeeper jokingly retorted, but then jerked slightly as he heard a teasing
voice from the kitchen: “Th