|Crossing the Border
Author: Aria Deloncray PM
The Loriens are the only thing standing between the world of Altair and ultimate destruction. The only problem is the world despises them. Can differences be put aside for the good of all? Or will they destroy their only hope.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,287 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 09-19-06 - Published: 08-23-06 - id: 2235445
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A.N: Okay, so here's the new chapter. I know it's shortand I'm sorry but please bear with me, I'm trying to make them longer.Also, I just re-read my first chapter and I'm so embarrassed by all of the typos in my AN! I'm gonna triple check everything from now on. Thank you to bookface31, diamond-dust08 and Stitch-Puppy for the reviews.
Thoughts or memories
Nera was leaving. Things in the City had gotten out of control. The Royal family were only figure heads now, so there was no place for her. Not to mention the fact that the leader of the Guard, Rolfe, wanted her blood. There was nowhere she could hide in Lorien. Her only hope was to cross the Border and run as far as she could. Since she was Royal she could pass through all barriers. Luckily it would take Rolfe at least 2 weeks to get permission. The farther away from Lorien she went the less recognizable she would be.
The sound of hoof-beats were loud as she woke. For a moment she was disoriented, why are horses in the Palace? Then she remembered where she was. She had made the long journey into Lolosia last night and she still had a long way to go. Nera had made camp right inside of Lolosia, she could see into Lorien from where she stood. Hoof-beats?
On her right were five people and a child. They had their swords drawn and they were standing in front of the child facing the Border. When she looked across she saw her worst nightmare. Rolfe had caught up to her and had 12 soldiers with him!
She stayed behind the trees to watching as Rolfe questioned the people. She was too far to hear what was being said but it didn't look friendly. Nera could tell Rolfe was getting angry at what the travelers were saying. Suddenly the soldiers drew their bows and aimed. Even though people and animals couldn't pass through the wards around Lorien, arrows could. I'm going to regret this, she thought.
"Rolfe! You don't want to do that." She said as she revealed herself. Two of the travelers turned with their swords aimed at her. She could tell from their movement that they were well trained.
"Well, well, well look who it is. The traitor. Have you come to turn yourself in and save me time?" said Rolfe.
Nera narrowed her eyes as he said this. How dare he call me a traitor after all that he's done?
"Now why would I do that when it's so much fun watching you make a fool out of yourself trying to catch me? Lower your weapons. Now!" she said to the soldiers.
The Lorien soldiers looked nervous. They didn't know whom to listen to, Rolfe their leader now or Nera, one of the most feared Loriens.
She met the eyes of each of the soldiers and that was all it took. They lowered their weapons.
"What are you doing?! I am your Commander! Raise your weapons!" Rolfe shouted.
"Leave, Rolfe. You are not welcome here." Nera said.
"This isn't over Nera! I will find you." Rolfe said as he turned and ordered the soldiers to leave.
She watched them leave then turned to the travelers. They had watched the exchange silently and still had their swords drawn. They were studying her as she did them. There were three men; one older man with a shaved head and a scar from his left ear to his mouth, and two younger men about Nera's age, one with shaggy brown hair and brown eyes, and the other with shoulder length dark brown hair and bright green eyes, and two women; one with long ice blue hair and blue eyes so light they were almost white and one with shoulder length blonde hair and brown eyes, plus the girl child who had long blonde hair and blue eyes, all were dressed as soldiers and were heavily armed. She thought about what they would see when looking at her. She had long, wavy black hair and pale skin with bright blue eyes, and was taller than all but two of them.
She turned to disappear back into the forest. They were trouble that she didn't need.
"Wait!" said one of the men.
She stopped but didn't turn around.
"What do you want?" He said.
Nera turned around but didn't say anything.
"What do you want?" He said again. He was the tallest of the three and had green eyes.
"You should not wander so close to the Borders of Lorien." Nera said softly.
"You didn't answer my question." He said.
She tilted her head, considering.
"Your silence." Nera said as she walked back into the forest.