“They had no warning,” I said to my father as I stepped around a dead soldier with half his face missing and his sword only halfway removed from its sheath. “It was an ambush. But to kill so many Amidon Mages… “
I didn’t hear a response, so I looked up. Father had gone over to Queen Mirada, who was slowly shaking her head back and forth while wiping her face. Whether it was blood or tears, I did not know. That made my body feel even heavier—so much death. It was a massacre.
A darker image appeared in my peripheral vision. I whipped my head up and looked towards the palace steps. Was the sun playing tricks on me? Was it an illusion of my mind, or was something moving down the stairs?
My heart skipped a beat. Someone was coming down the stairs.
It was a survivor!
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