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Still posting from Book Five of the Academy of the Accord (fantasy) series that I have been (and will be) working on for forever.
As promised, I’m skipping ahead and introducing Kordelm’s and Wellhym’s wizards, Caristen and Torlew. (They’ve actually been in the series since Book 2, and were met earlier in this one.) They’ve been away with Marsden, taking care of the headmaster of the orphanage that Draethlen came from.
(Senzu is an apprentice wizard and Draethlen is her Warder. She is not human and has a hard time trusting and believing in their bond, even though she’s the one that recognized it.)
The days passed in a steady routine – warrior training in the mornings, lessons with Senzu in the afternoons, evenings usually spent with Senzu, who remained slightly aloof, although there were times when her guard would slip and Draethlen would have a glimpse of her vulnerability, but the next time he saw her or spoke to her the distance would be there again.
It was about a month after his arrival that Draethlen woke in the middle of the night to the feeling that something wasn’t right. Opening his eyes he saw two figures moving between the rows of bunks, their movements quiet and stealthy.
“Captains!” he shouted, sitting up and reaching for his sword, his heart pounding. “Intruders!”