Search

Howling With The Wolf

The unimpeded thoughts of the spirit

Category

Castle of Shining Light

Epilogue

Read the rest of the series here

A figure moved quietly under the cover of night, never straying from the shadows. It clutched a package wrapped in dull brown paper.

Continue reading “Epilogue”

Chapter 13 – Drowning

Quesios and Maya
Quesios and Maya (the sketch is mine, please give due credit if used)

This is the final chapter for the first part of this series. I will be writing an epilogue, though. Thank You for reading and supporting this series.
The previous chapters can be found here


Nick awoke groggily to a white room. The Saludom, his mind informed him, he’d been asleep for a whole day. The castle felt eerily quiet and he sat up to take note of his surroundings.

Widening his mental field, he could sense two jades on the other side of the curtains that we’re pulled for his privacy. A doctor and a nurse, he presumed. His palm felt tight and he brought it up and curled and uncurled his fingers.

Continue reading “Chapter 13 – Drowning”

Chapter 12: Grieving

All my previous posts can be found here

For some reason that I have no idea about, when I posted my last chapter, the last few extremely important lines did not get posted, so I’m going to add those lines in bold right below this line


 

Aurora woke up after a short nap feeling less sore than she had been before. Conjuring the sword really took a lot out of her, she supposed. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to visit Peritia again, just to ask her if the lessons would be changing tomorrow. She imagined they would.

Putting on her simple clothes, she wondered if Nick had enough confidence in her abilities or simply thought she was expendable. She’d really have to visit him today.

Just as she opened her door, a flurry of long limbs seemed to dart by. A little taken aback, she peered out to see Quesios hurrying down the hallway and she followed him just in time to watch him freeze at the sight of Nick coming out of the Library with a few texts in hand.

Continue reading “Chapter 12: Grieving”

Chapter 11: Crumbling

All my previous chapters can be found here

“Concentrate. Picture your sword, describe it to me”, she heard Peritia say

Continue reading “Chapter 11: Crumbling”

Chapter 10: Elapsed

First Encounter
First Encounter (sketch is mine, please give due credit if used)

My previous posts can be found herePreviously

On the screen, in various sizes, over and over again was the number 24.

“I think we have our answer”, said Aurora shakily

Fate smiled as she watched the entire scene play out in front of her. Turning to the near comatose girl lying on a bed beside her, she whispered,

It begins


 

The five of them worked in relative silence in the dungeon as the man remained unconscious. Quesios and Maya were working on some sort of simulation to determine the effect on the body and mind during the second Immersion. Aurora was attempting to find any more anomalies in his chart by comparing it with hers.

Continue reading “Chapter 10: Elapsed”

Chapter 9: Unknown

My previous posts can be found here

Previously

Amy had already started planning the next few days of learning for Aurora, but unbeknownst to her, Fate was turning towards a certain man who was currently peacefully sleeping in his armchair.

Nick woke up with a jolt as he felt a presence behind him and an eerie voice whispering

It’s time


 

A harsh wind blew across the dead terrain as a lone knight fought a losing battle against the shadows. Dodging another blow, he wondered how much longer he would have to hold on, how long would it take them to find him.

Concluding that the sensors were not detecting him yet, he closed his eyes, concentrated.  The shadows stayed back, unable to predict his next move. With a blinding glow, the double edged sword in his hand shot a beam of Cyan light into the sky, lighting up the barren land before  he slumped to the ground in a heap.

The shadows stayed still as they watched his body disintegrate. Nick smiled as he saw the walls of the castle before him as his eyes closed completely.

Continue reading “Chapter 9: Unknown”

Chapter 8: Spectrum

My previous posts can be found here

Previously

Helping her up and still chuckling he wondered if he’d ever heard Arderine laugh this freely before. Their banter continued till he looked at his scanner.

Looking up at the woman in front of him, he could utter only one word

“Impossible!”


 

Quesios was worried. Scratch that, he was terrified. What had gone wrong? How had the Immersion gone so wrong?

Continue reading “Chapter 8: Spectrum”

Chapter 7: Memories

The previous chapters can be found here

Previously

Aurora took the details in, slowly mulling over what she had learned.

“What about our Mother?”

Queen Arderine sighed softly at the tentatively voiced question.

The answer was equally soft.

“She IS the Light.”


Amy bowed her head respectfully as her Queen grieved for her mother. Aurora’s voice seemed to have frozen itself. Her lips formed soundless words as her mind tried to make sense of this new revelation.

“The war was depleting our resources and without the Light to protect us, our people would have perished.” The Queen paused, steadying her voice before continuing, “Apart from the 23 Lakes you saw, there is one more. Visible only to a select few – The Protectors of the Light. There are only 5 at any given time and they are spread over the entire world. Mother was one of them.”

Continue reading “Chapter 7: Memories”

Chapter 6: Revelations

The previous chapters can be found here

Regina looked questioningly at the Queen when she held the square out to her. Not breaking eye contact, she slowly turned her palm upwards and accepted the little buiscuitish looking piece of God knows what, and instantly regretted it. All the images that Amy had managed to keep at bay returned in full force, tearing through her mind. Clutching her head, she slowly sank to the ground, wondering how many times someone could black out in one day.

Then there was silence. No images, no noise, no searing headache. Her head was clear.

She looked up at the smiling Queen in wonder and mouthed, “How?”

Continue reading “Chapter 6: Revelations”

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑