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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.
I’m picking up from last week, where Draethlen woke to find two intruders in the barracks.
“Captains!” he shouted, sitting up and reaching for his sword, his heart pounding. “Intruders!”
“Shh, Draethlen, it’s just us.”
One of the figures moved his hands and a ball of light materialized, illuminating familiar faces: Torlew and Caristen. They looked tired, but unhurt, and he relaxed, looking behind them.
“Marsden’s fine,” Caristen assured him. “He’s reporting to Vinadi.”
Draethlen nodded just as Wellhym and Kordelm burst out of their office in response to his call, their swords drawn.
Torlew looked at the three drawn swords facing them and turned to Caristen. “I don’t know about you, Cair, but I was expecting a warmer welcome than this.”