Young Blade: Chapter 5Not long after the incident, Sylvia and Connor found a clear stream in the forest, running down from the rugged hills of Silvern. The duo took the time to scrub themselves and their gear clean of the blood from the fight with the thieves. Sylvia quickly washed the mess from her armor, her face, and her sword. She had trouble seeing the redness against the stony bed of the creek, but she knew it was flowing away and out of sight, and for that, she was happy. She was calm, now. Having taken a life still troubled her, but when she reflected on it, she reminded herself repeatedly that it was only a brigand. They don't deserve mercy. They would have given me no such thing, she said in her head. He was not helpless... he died trying to cut me to pieces...Once the blood was washed away, Sylvia leaned down and drank from the river, filling her belly with something after she vomited everything she had eaten that day onto the road. It didn't make her feel less hungry, but it was s
Young Blade: Chapter 3In the night, Rolph Ferr entered the city of Ustric, his greatsword swung over his shoulder. His boots crunched through the gravel as he followed what appeared to be the ruts of wheels through the loose rocks. Up ahead, he saw a cart, with several men bickering loudly in Iolan. Through the candlelight of a nearby inn, he could make out one of the men's features: long red hair with a rather gaunt face. Seeing his target, Rolph grit his teeth and pressed onward."I-I don't know! I told you!" said one of the men, a meek and short fellow. "She turned a corner and she was gone!""Is it really so hard to keep track of a damned little girl!?" the gaunt man said. "I don't even know why we trust you with anything!""Oi, I should've been the one watchin' her," a rather portly fellow interjected."That doesn't help!" the gaunt man barked at the fat man. "She was very important, and now she's gone!"Rolph stepped up the the Iolans and casually stood nearby."Oi, what are you gents talkin' about?"
Young Blade: Chapter 2Rolph stepped wearily through the front door of his inn and shuffled to the counter where Kan was scrubbing down a wet mug."Oi, all of the stock is accounted for," he said. "Hope I didn't leave you with too much of a mess."Kan placed the mug on a shelf and turned back towards his boss, shrugging indifferently."Eh, jus' deh regular crowd, sir," he said. "A bit refreshin' after serving all o' t'em Iolans, ya?""Heh, I'd take these guys over a crowd of foreigners, anyday," Rolph replied. "Say, Kan. Have you seen Sylvia? She's usually around for dinner about now.""Oh, uhh, isn't she still out playin' with t'at sword?" said Kan. "She didn' come in at all today.""Oh, uhh," Rolph hummed. "I hope that girl's not causing any trouble. If anyone's seen where she's gone, it'd be Foran...""Aye, you go ask 'im, ya?" said Kan. "I'll man the counter. I'm sure Sylvia's fine, sir.""Hrm, thanks, Kan," said Rolph as he turned towards the door. "I'll be back! Hopefully with Sylvia..."Rolph departed