Love for the Moon Chapter 15
Drago scurried through the forests, weaving from tree to tree in search for his master and longtime friend, Lunaris. His mind was running as fast as his legs were. He couldn't help but replay in his mind about what Valkyrie unconsciously said to him. "She loves me
" he muttered as he continued running while his thoughts continued to ponder. "We have to save them
" he concluded as he scurried faster into the forest. After a few more minutes, he made it to the lake clearing where Lunaris and Drago resided. He takes a moment and looks out to the other side of the lake, where he could see a figure walk around the ruined building that he used to call home. Drago jumped into the water and let himself glide through the water to the other side. As he glided, he could see the figure become better in view. He then smiled a bit in relief to see a familiar face.
"There he is
" he said as he made it to the other end. Lunaris was examining the damage of the place, almost as if he was searching for something in particular. Drago flopped out of the water, breathing heavily as he trotted tiredly over to Lunaris. "Lu-Lunaris
" he said tiredly. The adrenaline he was using to get to him finally wore off and fatigue was taking it place quickly. Lunaris looked over to the source of the voice and smiles a bit. "Drago, you're back." He said as he made his way over to him. Drago lets out a small nod before collapsing onto the ground below him. Lunaris, seeing him collapse, quickly rushed to his side and taking him into his arms. He studies him for a moment before letting out a small sigh of relief. "Little guy overdid it again
" he said as he placed him down and went off to get things to start a fire.
" Drago murmured as he shuffled around in his spot. Lunaris was tending to the fire as he saw him shuffle around. "Good to see you up." He said as he turned back to throwing sticks into the fire to keep it going. Drago opened one eye to him and nodded slightly before trying to stand up. "Don't move, your still too drained to move." Lunaris stated without looking at him. Drago nodded and stayed in his spot. After getting the fire at a decent size, he turns his attention over to the small drake. "So what did you manage to see?" Lunaris asked. Drago looked to the ground as he began. "Alythia's cries could be heard throughout the kingdom. " Lunaris eyes turned back to the fire. Guilt was starting to creep to him. "Keep going." He said as Drago nodded. "I went to the castle to see if I could find her and Valkyrie. I started climbing up to her balcony since I figured it would probably be the best way to get in unnoticed. As I got halfway through the climb, I heard his voice
" Drago said with a bit of venom in his tone. Lunaris knew exactly who he was referring to. "What happened?" Lunaris asked as he began to poke around the fire with a stick.
"From what I gathered, he came into Alythia's room. Valkyrie tried to fight him off but failed. I tried to get there as fast as I could but by the time I got there, it was too late. Gage managed to
..rape her." This was the trigger for Lunaris. Drago could see the rage in his eyes. Lunaris' fangs were bared as the grip on the stick tightened til a loud snap was heard. "That bastard
.I'm going to end him personally
" he said as he looked to Drago with an enraged face. Drago backed away slightly from the stare. Lunaris took a deep breath to calm himself for now but his blood was still boiling. Drago continued on with his story. "After that, I left to come inform you of this because you needed to know
" he concluded.
Lunaris stood up and went into the ruined cabin. Drago groggly stood up and followed behind him. Lunaris made his way to the far corner of the cabin and kneeled before it. He lets one of his claws trail against floor boards before catching hold of one. He then begins to pull it up before throwing it aside. Drago tilted his head for a moment before looking inside the floorboards. His eyes widened from what was under the cabin. There lay, a long black box with a moon crescent engraved on the top of it. Lunaris reaches in and pulls out the box, laying it between the two. Drago looked to Lunaris in surprise. "Never thought you would use this again." He stated. "I didn't think I would find a use for it again. However, this would pretty much would be a good time to use it." He stated as he opened the box. Inside the box, was a katana that was sheathed away in a black sheath. The handle of the blade was wrapped in bright silver silk. Lunaris carefully takes the sword into his hands and brings it closer to him. Drago only watched as Lunaris brought the blade to him. Lunaris closes his eyes as he takes hold of the handle and pulls it out slowly. As he did, the blade itself was glowing white. Lunaris continued to draw the blade until it was fully out. The blade soon stops glowing and Lunaris himself begins to glow. He opens his eyes. Instead of his natural eye color, they have turned silver. The glow fades as his eyes revert back to normal. Lunaris looks to his arms where his wounds were and they were no longer there.
"So what do we do now?" Drago asked as Lunaris stood up from his spot. "I will need you to go to back to the castle again to keep a further eye on things there." Lunaris stated. Drago nodded, "I will head off for the castle tomorrow morning." He said as he walked back over to the fire. Lunaris followed and sat down next to the fire. He turns his gaze towards the moon, the katana held firmly in his hand. He takes a look at the blade as it glowed slightly then sheathes it away once more, sighing deeply. "Just hang on Alythia
Just hang on
" he said quietly as he laid down on the ground and drifted off to sleep. Drago only watched as his friend and master laid down to rest. His gaze went over to the moon shimmering over the lake before them, his thoughts pertained to what's before the two before sleep called for him too. He soon answered and drifted off with Lunaris.