One of the first scenes I wrote for my WIP,
But was too scared to post it
for A to Z two years ago.
"Please find whoever holds this Maeus," Lady Jacilyn murmured, placing the parchment shadowed by charcoal in the segeant's hand. "And bring them safely here."
"I will do my best my Lady; given the circumstances you understand." He stated curtly, examining the detailed sketch before leaving with a warm farewell.
"It will never cease to amaze me how you have such powerful figures at your beck and call." Kai commented dryly, pulling a stray thread from a rustic tapestry absentmindedly.
"He is a respectable man and will do the right thing" she said, ignoring his statement.
"I still do not see why I cannot just fetch this person you're after. What is it they have?" Kai queried.
Kai released the thread, unable to voice the thoughts clambering for his attention.
"I saw it a few days ago and it took a while to confirm but there it is," she explained. "She is sending us a message."
"Wait, you mean she isn't here? Where did you see it?" Kai asked desperately, staring into her eyes as if the answer were reflected there. He needed to know, it had been five years since he last saw his older sister.
"It was being carried through the Dunes but by now it will probably be reaching the border," then, in a quieter voice, she added "You could see it if you tried".
He turned to face the Eastern window pretending he hadn't heard, imagining the desert beyond the mountains, and wondering, not for the first time, what his sister was doing.
"Your 'dreams'," she continued. "Are proof of your ability Kai, why can you not just accept this fate you have been dealt and embrace-"
"They are proof of nothing!" Kai snapped turning to face her. "Merely coincidence". He was sick of these arguments, of having to constantly set his mother straight on the issue. "I wish you would see this and discontinue this attempt to persuade me otherwise." Returning to the window he added under his breath, "It is no wonder Evelyn left this place."
It was pointless, Lady Jacilyn missed nothing.
"Your sister was brash and believed she was meant for a higher purpose than serving the royals of this territory," she snapped back. "At least she understood her gift and gladly employed it. You should be honoured to have been born a See-"
"Do not speak to me of Seers, they are just stories, long forgotten ones at that." He retorted.
"Do you doubt my skill?" she asked quietly.
He felt his frustration dissipate. "Of course not."
"Then what am I if not a Seer? What is Evelyn if not a Seer?"
Kai sighed knowing he had lost this argument. He could easily deny is so called gift but he could not deny theirs. "You are very talented people, talent that I do not share." He said before wishing her a good night and departing.
Now you've met everyone,