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Today is the conclusion of Part 1 of Twin Desires. Katrinna and her twin's story will continue. Stay tuned for updates. Meanwhile, we left off with Justin shaken from Katrinna's close brush with death.
pulls me to my feet as we look across the river, to see the gypsies rushing
across downstream at a shallow bend in the river. I gulp thinking of how close
I had been to being slammed against the rocks at high speed.
was clutching his arm to his chest as the group ran to us, away from the
Death raptor. The giant bird launches itself up, and begins to circle above us,
screeching and waiting for an opening.
bird got me,” Conroy pants as the group stops in front of us. He quickly shows
us his arm before holding it against his chest again. I wince upon seeing a
huge, bloody gash across his forearm.
need to bandage that,” I say, looking around for Zypher, and my saddlebags.
been through worse miss, but I appreciate the concern,” Conroy smiles, nodding
to me. “Right now our biggest concern is that bird.” Justin turns to me and
stares intently into my eyes. “Are you okay Katrinna?”
and smile. “I’m fine Justin.”
he gently brushes my wet hair back from my face before turning to the gypsies.
“I have a plan.”
gypsies huddle around Justin while he tells them his plan, and I stare across
the river, trying to think of a way to Zypher without exposing myself to the
everyone understand?” Justin asks, drawing my attention to the group.
gypsies nod, grim looks on their faces.
then, let’s go,” Justin says, standing. He produces a shrill whistle, while the
gypsies produce similar sounds, and the horses all come trotting up. Justin
grabs Flinn’s reins and checks her saddle while the gypsies mount their horses.
I run over to Justin and grab his arm.
are you doing?” I ask as panic slowly working its way to my heart.
going to kill the Death raptor. Stay here,” Justin demands, mounting Flinn.
shall dispatch of it quickly, do not fret,” Raldyn says softly, smiling at me.
I frown and look to Justin.
I whisper, grasping his leg. “Promise you won’t go and die on me?”
chuckles. “I won’t,” he looks up at the gypsies. “Everyone clear on their
gypsies all nod solemnly.
Then let’s go,” Justin says.
all flick their reins quickly, causing the horses to leap forward. I watch
numbly, uselessly as the Death raptor screeches and dives toward Ajax, who ducks
and swings his sword at the giant bird’s foot. The bird cries out angrily and
swoops up, circling before it dived again, this time aimed toward Justin.The group scatters, each rider rushing in a
different direction. The bird pauses, confused, before it continues to Justin.
my mouth to scream out a warning, but no sound escapes my throat as terror
bird reaches its bloody toward Justin, and at the last minute Justin leaps from
Flinn’s back and rolls before finding his footing in the shallow water. I blink
slowly, watching as he draws his broadsword, specially ordered by Father
specifically for Justin’s talents, and braces himself for the coming onslaught.
Volos whistles loudly, drawing the bird’s attention, as Raldyn pulls out a bow
and shoots an arrow directly into the bird’s right eye. The bird screeches,
flailing to remove the foreign object from its eye as it quickly looses
Volos, and Conroy all lead their horses close to Justin before they in turn
leap off, finding purchase in the shallow water. The Death raptor crashes loudly
into the river, splashing water everywhere. Raldyn continues to shoot arrows at
the massive bird as Justin, Volos, Ajax, and Conroy shout as they rush the
bird. They all converge on it at once and immediately begin hacking away at it.
The bird cries out and flails desperately for escape, but its feathers are
drenched and it cannot take flight.
my fist to my mouth, stifling a plea for them to spare the bird as I watch it
brutally murdered. After what seems like eons, the bird utters a soft,
desperate cry before it collapses in the river. Blood and black ooze flow down
the river as Justin and the gypsies stand still, panting to catch their breath.
lets out a joyous laugh. “We did it!”
releases a sigh of relief and Ajax smiles hesitantly.
must burn the corpse,” Volos states flatly.
frown, but Justin nods and gestures for everyone to drag the bird out of the
river. They drag it to the opposite bank and I nervously look for a way across,
hesitant to get back into the water that nearly stole my life. I watch as
Raldyn starts building a fire around the massive corpse. Justin walks to Flinn
and pulls flint out of her saddle. He walks over to the carcass and lights the
dry wood. The fire quickly flares to life, slowly engulfing the bird. Justin
looks around, and upon spotting me on the opposite bank, gestures me over.
my head as tears of frustration well up in my eyes. I couldn’t make myself do
it. I couldn’t get back in the river. A look of realization crosses Justin’s
face and he walks toward Zypher. Grabbing the black stallion’s reins he leads
the horse across the river and stops in front of me.
you okay Katrinna?” he asks letting go of Zypher’s reins. The stallion walks to
the edge of the forest and starts grazing.
my head furiously, a knot in my throat preventing speech as my tears overflow.
of shock appears on Justin’s face and he reaches toward me but lowers his hand
before actually touching me.
am I going to do Justin? How could I ever save Katrinna when I can’t even cross
a river? I’m beyond useless, and I’d just as soon save Katrinna as I would
shove you off a cliff. I don’t deserve to be a princess, I could never be
queen, could never rule. What am I supposed to do?” I wail, launching myself at
wraps his arms around me, gently embracing me. “Oh Katrinna, you’ll do just
great. You ran after her without any regard for yourself. You put her safety
above your own and you’re following your heart. You’ll be a fantastic queen.”
He murmurs, gently kissing the top of my head.
my head, breathing in his scent. “No I won’t. Adrinna would. She will. I won’t
ever be a queen. I’m not good enough. I’m too reckless. And I don’t follow my
heart, I deny it because it wants to break the rules. A queen wouldn’t want to
break the rules! I’m not a queen! I can never be, because I love you!” I sob
into his chest.
hesitates before gently lifting my chin, forcing my to look into his eyes. “I
love you too Katrinna, and I will help you be a good queen, because you will
be. You’ll be the best queen this land has ever had.”
heart leaps to my throat. “You love me?”
nods, his lime green eyes sparkling. “And I won’t ever leave you.”
and clutch him closer. “I’ll hold you to that.”
now let’s go. We have to save your sister,” Justin says, lifting me onto
chuckle and clutch the saddle horn as Justin leads Zypher back across the
river. We rejoin the gypsies, who had heard none of our conversation, but who
looked at my tear stained face questioningly, and watch the Death raptor burn,
trailing light purple smoke into the dusk sky.