September 11, 2019 at 10:17 pm #96895
AGH I AM SO, SO SORRY GUYS I JUST COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED AND I AM SO SORRY.
Also, @bookgirl hasn’t been on in a longggg time. So I don’t know if anyone will be around to play Ash for a while.
Karim climbed carefully to his feet, still holding his injured arm to his chest. He let loose another fireball in Deathrock’s direction, then ran at full speed towards Spadewick. He skidded to a stop next to the dragon and eyed it warily. He didn’t have good experiences with dragons. But… he didn’t really have another option, did he? Giving a resigned sigh, he gingerly climbed aboard.
"You can dance with my henchman."September 12, 2019 at 9:52 pm #96989
Delton climbed aboard the dragon, just when he spotted a lone figure in the shadows. “Come on, Ash!”
She glanced toward them, the scrambled forward. In her hands were the rubies.
When they were all on the dragon’s back, Spadewick streaked forward like lightning.
Leaving Deathrock shouting angrily in the distance.
ISFP. Artistic, redheaded, nature-loving, crazy writer! The Red Fox - favorite animal of mine in Indiana.September 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm #97060
When Spadewick came to a stop, Delton didn’t know where he was at first. It had all happened so fast. He knew the dragon could go fast, but that was, like, really fast.
They were out of the castle already. Roman soldiers shouted, dashing about and whipping slaves. Just the sight of it made him mad.
“Alright, we need to split up the rubies,” Delton said. “Remember, they’re magical. So… be careful.”
ISFP. Artistic, redheaded, nature-loving, crazy writer! The Red Fox - favorite animal of mine in Indiana.September 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm #97062
Karim nodded. “I’ve had experience with magical stuff before, don’t worry. How do they rubies work?” He glared down at the soldiers with clenched fists, barely keeping himself from jumping off the dragon and attacking them right there and then.
"You can dance with my henchman."September 14, 2019 at 3:40 pm #97085
Ash handed Delton the rubies, which were now stuffed in a little brown fabric sack. He hopped off the dragon’s back.
“All we need to do, after we split them up, is make a wish. But, we must all agree on the same one wish. And if the wish is too big, there are always consequences.” Delton inhaled. “Once the wish is done, the rubies will dissolve into thin air. Never again to be seen by us. For someone else will find them.”
“I wonder why Lord Deathrock didn’t use them already?” Julius wondered. “Perhaps he didn’t know, or was still thinking about which wish to make. Or something else. Nevertheless, this is our one and only chance.”
“I say the wish should be that all the slaves to be set free,” Delton said. “But if you got any better wishes, as long as it isn’t too big, let me know.”
ISFP. Artistic, redheaded, nature-loving, crazy writer! The Red Fox - favorite animal of mine in Indiana.September 15, 2019 at 5:31 pm #97141
Karim stared at the bag curiously, thinking. “What if we wished for Deathrock’s reign to end? Wouldn’t that free the slaves and take care of Deathrock at the same time?”
"You can dance with my henchman."September 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm #97154
“Well, that make work,” Delton replied. “But at the same time, what if Lord Deathrock’s reign ended, and someone even crueler, evil becomes the lord? Such as his son.”
“What about wishing for a good leader?” said Julius. “A good leader would have Lord Deathrock cast into the dungeons and the slaves freed. And teach good to all those here… That wish better not be too big.”
“Don’t worry, Julius, that wish is definitely not too big. A big wish would be to have a planet destroyed or something. And opposite of that is a wish that is too small, like asking for a cupcake.” Delton shrugged his shoulders.September 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm #97165
Karim nodded. “A good leader would be a good idea. But we’d have to make sure to word it carefully.”
"You can dance with my henchman."September 16, 2019 at 9:25 pm #97184
“Yes,” Delton agreed. “Perhaps wording like this, ‘this land shall ruled by a pure and righteous ruler to execute justice and bring peace to all.’ Do you have any suggestions? Before the wish done and made?”September 17, 2019 at 4:03 pm #97199
Karim nodded again, slowly this time. He hadn’t really thought of that. “Yes. Although I was thinking more like the timing. If we wish for that, who knows when it’ll happen. We should make sure to say when we want the good leader to rise up in the wish too.”
"You can dance with my henchman."September 17, 2019 at 7:08 pm #97215
Delton nodded. “Yes, I agree with you about that.”
“I have one thought, though,” Julius said, “who will become the ruler? Somebody random that I don’t even know about? Or even… perhaps one of you guys. But I’m sure if you would want that or not.”September 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm #97220
Karim looked suddenly freaked out. “No way am I ruling anything. That would be a disaster.”
"You can dance with my henchman."September 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm #97231
“Don’t worry, Karim, you don’t have too,” Julius said. “That was simply a thought. There are hundreds of people in that castle. One of them is bound to be a good leader.”
“Alright.” Delton took in a deep breath. “Any final thoughts on the wish? Because we need to make this wish before Lord Deathrock comes running after us.”September 18, 2019 at 12:51 pm #97268
Karim visibly relaxed. “Oh, good. And… I think we’ve pretty much covered it all… unless there’s anything you can think of?”
"You can dance with my henchman."September 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm #97282
“I believe that’s pretty much it.” Delton glanced at each person. “I’m not dragging this out… but, are all of your certain there is not anything to critique about the wish?”
“Delton, the wish is good.” Julius cleared his throat. “Now, make the wish.” He paused. “Wait, we have to split the rubies up first. Weren’t the rubies supposed to be the prize of this adventure? Because if they were, why did you say they’d just disappear after we used them once.”
“Well, yes.” Delton exhaled. “The prize of this adventure – I just realized that. They will disappear. But the true prize will be our victory, the lives of many set free.”
He dug a hand into the sack and pulled out a handful of sparkling, glittering red rubies. He handed some to Julius. Some to Karim. Some to Ash. Some to all the others. Until only a handful we left for him.
“Now, make the wish.” Julius smiled.
Delton gazed at the glistening rubies. “We wish, that in this very moment, a pure and righteous ruler shall rule this land to execute justice and bring peace to all!”
Suddenly, there was a gust of wind. The rubies glowed. Then disappeared into thin air.
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