Going to kill them

Talon and I made our way to the room where The Three were staying. They were talking low and in their brotherly language though as to not be overheard.

“Zarith darling,” I called out.

“Ah, princess, what brings your sickly sweet voice to me?” He replied.

“Oh, nothing in particular. I was just wondering if you wouldn’t mind sparing with me real quick before we leave. One on one of course. I want to be prepared for what we may go up against..”

“ But why me? I’m sure Nartiz wouldn’t mind.”

“But isn’t it obvious? I want to practice with the best. And aren’t you the best?”

“Princess, you can’t honestly find me that ignorant. You’re going to have to try harder than that. I am truly looking forward to your futile attempts. I will see you in the car.”

I turned to head back out and cursed Zarith for even daring to breathe. His arrogance would be his downfall. I was sure of it.

I stormed angrily down the hall, acquiring puzzled looks from the servants and other high ranking nobles that roamed lazily down the halls. I found it a pity that after hundreds of years of immortality they still amused themselves with trifle gossip, the bloodthirsty animals.

River must have picked up on my mood because she ran to me and instantly sent a wave of tranquility flowing through me. I couldn’t fight the calm that swept over me even though all I had really wanted to do was ignite Zarith where he had stood. I relaxed as the calm took over and smiled serenely at River.

“Could you please let me express the anger I truly feel? I know this calm is your doing.”

“As long as you promise not to burn down anything important or anyone at all.”

“My dear younger sister, when have you ever known me to purposely destroy anything?” I said looking as sweet and innocent as I could even though my heart was plotting murder.

“I already know so don’t even think about hurting him or the others. I will incapacitate you if I have to, if only to keep you out of trouble.”

“I truly hate you sometimes River.”

River just smiled at me. “No you don’t. Now go do something productive and quit pestering me.”

I smiled and walked on. Talon, who had been following behind me silently, spoke up. “Rayne, when are you going to learn to control that fiery temper of yours?” He asked and then proceeded to laugh at the cheesiness of his lame joke.

“Maybe when you decide to ask River on a real date,” I replied.

Had there been blood flowing in his veins, it would have shot straight to his cheeks and made him blush. As it were, he looked merely terrified. “Rayne! She’s… It’s difficult to explain.”

“Please enlighten me,” I answered, leaning forward with genuine interest.

“Maybe at a different time. Let us just focus on the task at hand.”

“If you insist,” I replied reluctantly. I would eventually get the truth out of him. It was obvious to everyone that he was madly in love with her and if he didn’t act soon, Father was going to make her take the offer of one of her many suitors.

The End

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