Monday, October 6, 2014

Story Snippets - Part Seven

Hey everybody! This post was supposed to go up last Sunday, but… I really have no excuse, I just forgot.  Since you've been waiting so long for the next story snippet here it is.
If you missed the last snippet, here's part six.

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Adam leaned over and patted Syrith to continue.  They flew over fields and hills, then farmland and houses.  After a couple hours they finally flew over a large village and Syrith started to descend.
“Is this Galvron?” Cierra asked.
“I believe so, let’s go find a shop keeper for you.”
When they finally landed they let Syrith rest under a tree while they went to shop.  The streets were bustling with people selling all types of goods, from food to jewelry.  Cierra followed Adam into a more quiet side of the town.  Then he turned and entered a small building.
“Is this it?”
Adam nodded, “You can look around while I’ll go get the shopkeeper.”
“Okay.”  Cierra replied as she watched Adam walk to the back of the room.
She looked around; there was clothing and supplies packed to the ceiling.  Cierra picked up a light blue satin dress.
“That one is my favorite,” Cierra jumped and almost bumped over a rack.
“You scared me.”  Cierra looked at the old woman who had approached her with Adam at her side.
“I’m sorry my lady, I didn’t mean to.”
“Cierra, this is Mariah.  She’s the owner of this shop.”
“Nice to meet you,” Cierra smiled.
Mariah apologized again, “I really didn’t mean to scare you ma’am.”
“No, no, it’s okay.  I’m not hurt am I?”
“No I guess not.”  She looked over at Adam who was patiently waiting for the women to finish speaking.
“Like I was saying earlier, Cierra here needs some new clothes and a few supplies.”
Mariah nodded and beckoned the two young adults to follow her.  They walked into a room at the back of the building. 
Mariah gestured towards a pile of clothes.  “You can pick whatever you’d like, then come talk to me when you’re finished.”
Cierra looked at all the shirts and vests that lay out in front of her.  She eyed a dark brown vest off to the side.
“I think this will fit me,” Cierra announced.
“Do you want to try it on?  Here, you’ll want a shirt under that.” Adam handed her a white blouse.
Cierra nodded and turned to follow him to a back room where she could try it on.
Mariah came up from behind, “Is that what you picked?”
Cierra smiled, “Yes, do you have more like this?”
“Sure, I’ll go find some more while you change.”  Mariah grinned.
Cierra closed the door to the small room and changed into the outfit she picked.
“You said you wanted a sack of supplies too?” Mariah asked Adam, after he nodded she then left to retrieve the supplies.
“I have a surprise for you when we get to Port Avalin.”  Adam grinned.
“What kind of surprise?”  Cierra asked.
“You’ll see. I have a friend taking care of it.”
“Here you go.  This sack has food, the other sets of clothes, and a sleeping mat.”  Mariah said as she came back.
“Thank you, how much will that be?”  Adam asked.
Mariah thought it over for a moment, “How about 30 pieces of gold?”
“Okay, Here is 28, 29, 30.” Adam counted out the money and handed it to Mariah.

“Thank you, come again.” Mariah waved to Adam and Cierra as they walked out of the building.

Story Snippets - Part Eight

Hello everybody,
I apologize with the lateness of this post.  I've been caught up with school lately, but since I have found time to write up this post, you can now read it.
Here is Part Seven if you haven't read it.
Enjoy this new part of my story and I will try my hardest to get part nine out in two weeks.

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“Adam!” Cierra shouted.
“What? I gave her what she wanted.  Your dad gave me the money to buy you whatever you needed.”
“Okay, but tell me.  Would you pay that much normally?” Cierra asked.
“Course not, that amount of gold? That’s absurd.”
Cierra agreed. 
“Do you want a horse? Or are you okay riding on Syrith?”
“I’m okay with Syrith.” She smiled.
“Okay, let’s get going.  We have a long journey on our hands.”


Chapter Three-

 “How far till Port Avalin?” Cierra asked.
 “One more day.” Adam replied.  “Let’s find a good spot to spend the night.”
Cierra nodded.
Adam led the way until they had found a small clearing.
“Do you mind unpacking while I go find firewood?”
“Can I make dinner?” She asked.
“Okay, I’ll be right back.” Adam left to find the firewood needed for the night.
Cierra turned back to their packs and started to unload.  She pulled out their sleeping mats and some food for dinner.  I just graduated high school a week and a half ago.  Cierra thought to herself, now I’m in another world on a long journey looking for my father who I just learned about three days ago.  Her pondering was interrupted by something in the bushes a few feet away from her.
“Syrith!”  She beckoned, hoping for some help.
The dragon walked over next to Cierra.
“There’s something big in the bushes.” She said quietly.
Syrith slowly walked over to the rustling bushes.  Just then a huge forest wolf jumped out at them.
Cierra screamed.  The wolf leapt towards her baring its teeth and growling.  She tripped over a log and fell over.
“Help!”  She screamed again.
Syrith took a long breath in.  And in seconds hot fire and liquid came spewing out of his mouth onto the wolf.
Cierra got up and walked over to a tree and sat down.  “Thank you Syrith, You are definitely a life saver.”
 “What happened?”  Adam came running into the mess.
“A forest wolf attacked me,” Cierra pointed to the pile of burnt wolf and fire.  “Thankfully Syrith was here with me.”
Adam walked over to his dragon and started stroking his neck.  “That’s a first.”
“What’s a first?” Cierra sat next to the tree confused.
“He’s never used his ability to use fire before,” Adam smiled.
“I didn’t know that,” Cierra grinned.  “Now I’m even more grateful.”
“The wolf didn’t bite you did he?” Adam made sure.
“No, I’m fine.” She looked over herself,  “Only a couple bruises from tripping.”
Adam looked at the almost dark sky, “We should start a fire.  It’ll be dark soon.”
Cierra gave him a nod and started picking up the firewood Adam had dropped. 
After they had eaten, they rolled out their sleeping mats and made sure who was going to take the lookout job first.
“I’ll start and I’ll wake you up in a couple hours for your shift.  If you get too tired just wake up Syrith and he’ll take the rest of the night.”  Adam told Cierra the plans.
She agreed and turned over for a few hours of sleep.
Adam woke Cierra up.  “My turn?”  She asked.
“Yes.  Remember, if you get too tired just wake up me or Syrith.”
She nodded and watched Adam walk over to his mat.  This is going to be a long night. Cierra thought to herself.  She looked up to the cloudless sky and remembered that one night on her fifteenth birthday.  She wished she could see the stars every night, now she could.  Cierra smiled, remembering her life back in New York.  She missed Kacey; it’d been two and a half years since she had talked to her last.  She probably has made more friends by now.  Cierra choked and started tearing up.  “I’m going to call her when I get home,” She whispered to herself.  What’s happening to me? She questioned herself. My life was so boring, now I find out I’m a princess, my father is from another dimension, and I rode on a dragon for the first time. It’s like a fairy-tale!