This is the sequel for The Night's Shadow which is a book I've written. I deleted it from this site so that no one would steal it. If you've already read it you'll get what will be going on because I didn't go back and reexplain what happened in the first book. I'll post pictures of the characters and it may take me a while to post chapters because it's taking me a while to get the characters and story-line down.
(But with blue eyes ^^^^)
(No weird claw...)
(Dragon wings not bird wing)
Ok so here's the prologue to start off:
Something wasn’t right and even from fifty feet in the air, Slade could feel it. Bria felt his grip tense around her and glanced up at his face.
“What’s wrong, Slade?” She asked, concerned.
He shook his head and scanned the ground his raven black wings slicing through the air.
“I don’t know…it just…something’s wrong, but I don’t know what. I should take you home.” He said.
“I don’t want to go back just yet.” Bria said.
Slade glanced down at her and then sighed.
“Ok, fine. But I’m going to go check out what it is, so do everything I say.” He said.
Bria nodded and he swooped slowly to the ground gently putting her down. Slade folded his large wings behind him and they shimmered into nothingness. The moonlight shone through his dark hair and reflected in his black eyes. Bria glanced nervously around the forest they landed. Down on the ground she also could feel a weird sensation in the air, it made her skin crawl but she knew that Slade was intrigued by it, like he was intrigued by every haunting and creepy thing. Her golden brown hair gleamed in the moonlight and she ran her fingers through it self-consciously. She slipped her hand into Slade’s as they walked away through the forest. It was practically impossible for them to get lost in the forest because all Slade would have to do is fly up and see where they were. Slade felt a weird pulsing through the air and was following that through the darkness, while Bria couldn’t feel anything and couldn’t see perfectly in the dark like he could. He stopped and winced as the pulsing grew stronger like a sharp heartbeat through the air. He didn’t know what it was, and that’s what bothered him. His eyes searched the forest very carefully until he saw something that he was looking for. Walking over he bend down over the object on the ground.
“What is it?” Bria asked.
“I have no idea.” Slade said softly.
Bria was surprised at this; she’d grown used to Slade knowing what everything was. The item on the ground was a glowing sphere of maroon light and was pulsing like a heartbeat. It was just big enough to fit in the palm of someone’s hand. Slade thought for a moment and then blinked, placing a hand over his heart.
“What?” Bria asked.
“It’s pulsing in time with my heartbeat.” Slade said, frowning. “This is going to bug me all night.” He said sitting on the ground. “I’ve seem something like it before but I don’t remember what it is.”
Bria reached out and tapped it.
“It feels like glass.” She muttered. “Like a normal glass ball of light.”
Slade glanced at it for a moment and then picked it up. When he picked it up it grew warmer in his hand and the pulsing slowed to a stop. Slade paused for a long moment and didn’t move staring at the sphere.
“Ok…” Bria said, a little confused.
Slade put the orb in his pocket and stood up.
“We should go now.” He said, his wings appearing again.
Bria nodded and wrapped his arms around his neck as he lifted her in his arms. Her apple green eyes shone with the moonlight and Slade smiled slightly before taking off.
Oh my gosh I am just so excited :D
I'm glad. :) It gets better.
I didn’t know were to go; I was exhausted from running away from the cars but I knew I couldn’t stop. I was standing on the beach staring at the ocean. The roaring sound of the engines brought me out of my thoughts. They were catching up. I paused for a moment, listening and then ran towards the water. The vehicles behind her accelerated and I almost smiled to myself. As I neared the water a three off them slowed down and stopped but one kept coming. With one mighty leap I splashed into the water and swam as fast as I could forward. The automotive crashed into the water and began to sink. The people inside hurried to opened the doors and scrambled out. I surfaced twenty feet from shore and could hear the men’s shouts and curses at me. Scanning the sky I spotted and black shape circling above me. I let out a shrill whistle and it began to descend. When it was close enough a hand reached out and I took it letting the boy pull me out of the water.
“Thanks for the help back there, Ryse.” I said sourly.
The boy smirked.
“Hey, I was going to wait until you got caught before I used the element of surprise, Kayrana.” He said, defensively.
I rolled my eyes. He lifted me into the air and wrapping his arms around my waist so I wouldn’t fall.
“Watch the claws.” I said, glancing at his hands.
Each hand had tough scales half way up his fingers and instead of nails he had sharp curved claws that were an inch and a half long. Ryse snorted.
“Come on you know I’d never scratch you.” He said. “Just chill ok?”
I rolled her eyes and crossed my arms, glancing over my shoulder at the fair skinned boy with semi dark red hair. His powerful leathery wings beat threw the air in swift movements. I wasn’t sure if the wings were supposed to be dragon wings or bat wings, because they had a few scales on them.
“Dragons don’t exist, Rana.” I told myself. “But if they did I bet their wings would look like Ryse’s.”
Ryse tucked his green-brown wings around us and spiraled down in tight circles. I closed my eye and bit my tongue. I still wasn’t use to this even though he’d done it many times before. He pulled up roughly and landed a little hard on the ground.
“Oof. Well not one of my best landings I admit.” He said letting go of me.
We’d landed in front of a large cave that was hidden high on a mountain were it was too dangerous to climb up. I headed inside without a word and Ryse followed me folding his wings behind them.
“Hey! Thris you here?” Ryse called, glancing around the pitch black cave.
“I’m here.” A slick voice said.
“Turn the lights on then, I can’t see a thing. Ow! What was that?” Ryse asked rubbing his leg that had just hit something hard.
“That would be a box.” Thris said with amusement.
“Come on, Thris.” I said, warily. “I’m not in the mood to beat you up today so consider yourself lucky.”
There was a feint buzz and a flincher as a lantern turned on, giving them just enough light to see. Ryse and I walked over to the fire pit and Ryse snapped his fingers in his left palm. It took two snaps for a small fire to appear in his hand. He blew on it and then dropped it into the fire pit. I added a block of wood and the fire grew until it lit the cave. It wasn’t too large but just big enough for the three of them. There were two cots against one wall and another against the opposite wall, a large box that most of the time served as a table, two other small boxes that they kept the food in, a few book in the corner and a chair. Thris was sitting in a corner and had turned the lamp off. He never liked the light so whenever he was alone he always let the cave go dark. I was really the only one who could convince him to do anything, and some times that was beating him up a bit. Though the problem with that was I didn’t always win. Other times I had to just talk to him. Ryse glanced over to were Thris sat and rolled his eyes, muttering something under his breath.
“No I’m not afraid of the light.” Thris said hearing what Ryse muttered.
Ryse smirked slightly.
“Then why don’t you ever like to come near it?” He asked.
Thris hissed and it actually sounded like a snake.
“Ry, you know very well that if Thris sees really bright light it could blind him, he’s just bring careful.” I said.
“You sound tired.” Thris noted moving a little closer.
“Try running for almost four miles straight at a sprint.” I said, groaning.
“And she wasn’t even breathless when she got to the water.” He said.
“I’m never breathless, and you know that.” I said. “It’s just my legs that hurt.”
A few minutes passed and then Thris finally came close enough into the firelight for us to see him. His hair was black but had a slight tint of green to it and his skin was made up of skin colored scales so you couldn’t tell he had scales unless you looked really closely. The more startling thing about him what his eyes, they were a bright green and his pupils were slits like a snake’s eyes. Almost everything about him said snake. Except for the fact the he didn’t have a tail which he was glad about. Thris had a forked tongue, two fangs, and yes, his bite was poisonous.
thris sounds cool.
He was cool...man I really need to pick this book up again...
I worked sooo much on this story yesterday! It was awesome!
I was the only one among them that actually looked human. The differences about me was that I could hold my breath longer, jump high, move faster, think quicker, see farther, heal faster, and hear better. Ryse was a little bit jealous of me and Thris because we could do so much more them him, but I kept reminding him that neither of them could fly, make fire, turn invisible for three minutes, or spit acid. When Thris wasn’t around I told Ryse that he could actually do more things then Thris, and that was partly true. I twisted my golden blond hair to get all the water out of it and walked off to a corner to find my stash of dry clothes. Thris was the only one of them who could see perfectly in the dark so he stayed up mostly all night on watch but he never complained about it.
We’d been together almost five years now and I was had just turned sixteen three days ago. Ryse was still fifteen and didn’t like the fact that a girl was older then him. Thris was going to turn seventeen in four months, but he didn’t really care; I was the only one who remembered their birthdays. I pulled the curtain over the small area that they used as a changing room and quickly slipped out of her wet clothes. I finished changing and was know wearing a dark red shirt with a faded pattern on it that was now unrecognizable and a pair of dark blue jeans. Thris was now sitting next to the fire pit and pocking a stick in at it. I glanced at Thris and knew that he was bored.
“Thris, you know you don’t have to stay here, you’ve been here all day, why don’t you go out for a bit?” I said, sitting down.
Thris glanced up at her and then nodded.
“I’ll be back in ten minutes.” He said walking out the cave.
Ryse and Thris were the only ones that could get out by themselves; Ryse could fly out and Thris could climb, but I couldn’t climb as well as Thris so Ryse had to fly me out and in. Sometimes I was jealous of them but I wasn’t one to stay angry too long. Ryse and I were left alone listening to the fire crackling. The sun had just finished setting so it was almost completely dark outside.
“So what were you doing down there, Rana?” Ryse asked, dropping another ball of flame into the fire.
“I was checking on something.” I said.
“And that something would be…”
“You remember how I told you about the lab that I came from?” I asked.
“Yeah, that they changed you like they did to Thris and me but it was different people. What about it?”
“Well they took something away from me. I was originally able to use…magic I guess you could call it but when they altered me, I lost that ability.” I said. “It was difficult for them to do and painful to, but I saw that they stored that magic somewhere…it’s kind of fuzzy but it looked like balls or something. There was more then one of them…or either my vision multiplied them.” I said.
“And you’re going to try to find where they put your ‘magic’ and get it back?”
“Yep, that’s the plan.”
“Well we finally have something we have to do.” Ryse said with a smile. “Don’t think about leaving by yourself, Rana, me and Thris will come with you were ever you go…that is unless it’s the depth of the ocean, anything like that is no for me.”
“No I’m not going anywhere like that; I just have to gather some information on what they put it in and where those thing or things are.”
“Thris is going to be happy to get out of the cave.” Ryse said with a smirk. “I was going to start calling him a cave snake but I don’t think he’d like that.”
I rolled my eyes.
“But I might have to go into town so that means that you’ll have to stay in the sky while me and Thris look around.”
“How will they not think Thris looks weird?” Ryse asked with a snort.
“The main thing we have to hid is his eyes so he just needs to wear sunglasses. His scales won’t be that hard just as long as someone doesn’t look too hard and the last thing he needs to do is keep his mouth shut.”
“That won’t be hard, considering that he rarely talks at all.” Ryse said.
This is so awesome! I can't wait for pics!
Pictures! Ah! I forgot! I will put them up now!
There we go! The pictures are up and I was able to put two of each person.
OoO! I like Ryse! He's cool!