The Wrong End of the Stick...

After shredding the last of the Shadow King into as many tiny pieces as he could manage, Ara sped back out of the room as fast as his legs would carry him. Flamara was calling for him again, and this time he knew there was something else going on.

Much to his alarm however, and to both Nathan and Ivory stood beside him, he found Aarn with his arms around Flamara, as if they had just pulled away from an embrace. After a moment of utter confusion, Ara came to a horrific, unthinkable conclusion.

Flamara was cheating on him. With his former best friend.

With a roar of betrayal and fury, Ara lunged at Aarn and sent him sprawling to the other side of the room with a single swipe of his taloned hand.

"TRAITOR!" he screeched, eyes blazing and teeth bared, ready to tear the former Shadow's throat out, "How could you do this to me? You lying, scheming, back-stabbing rat! I'LL KILL YOU!"

Flamara tried to grab his arm, but Ara whipped out of her grasp and delivered a brutal kick to Aarn's chest. Aarn opened his mouth to speak, but the incenced Halfborn seized him by the throat and yanked him off the ground, pinning him against the wall. As he struggled and writhed in Ara's vice-grip, Aarn kept trying to speak. But Ara was too furious to listen and raised one taloned fist, ready to tear him to pieces.

"Treacherous scum." Ara hissed, voice full of venom, "You think you can go and stab me in the back like this? Well you're wrong. When I'm through with you you're going to wish you'd never been born."

The End

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