Clinging to Life as It EndsI lay on the ground, my whole body covered with blood.My time was up: I had fought until the end.On one side of me was my sword, soaked in the red velvet of battle. My helmet I had thrust off my head so that I could gasp my last breathes.I began to recollect the many passages of my life: meeting that boy with shiny brown hair, seeing a glimpse of him years later in another world, and years even later him asking for my hand.I remembered all the friends I wished I'd spent more time getting to know.The many boys who seemed to know everything I wanted to know but didn't.My years of sword training among my friends I'd never regret.Oh how I'd wished to master every sword and every technique. My quest was broken.Around me I could still faintly hear the clinks and thuds of war around me. I could see the clear blue sky above me with its yellow sun.Oh how I wanted my life to shine that bright. Oh how I'd wished my life would shine so bright to others.Would they remember me now as I am?
War for Juvelene - Chapter 5The tents were set up in a 50 meter radius containing about 50 soldiers. In the center of these tents were one large tent with a grey and black flag. There was a lady in silver armor plating and chain mail walking on the torch lighted path that led to this tent. Her sword with its green gem was fastened to her belt. Her red hair shifted on her shoulders as she reached out and opened the tent.Inside she could see her commander leaning against a small table. At a closer examination she could see the table held a map of the realm with little placeholders for troop movements. There was a large pile centered around the Kathlorn capital. Her commander lifted his gaze from the map and looked in her direction. He had a long silver ponytail and eyes as dark as tea leaves."Yes Roku?" he asked."We have spotted a Juvelene regiment leaving their capital and heading north," she said."How many?" he questioned."There are 30 knights led by Lady Lynessa," she answered."I think it's about time we'v