|The Tarachian Days Book 1: The Slaves of Zachavi
Author: Amme Lockheart PM
The Tarachian Days Book 1: Princess Ranaya befriends an elf in hiding and soon the two fall for each other. The only problem is she is engaged to a king whose only goal is to enslave & exile all the elves of the Tarachi Forest & surrounding kingdomsRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 63 - Words: 56,850 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 02-06-13 - Published: 07-20-10 - Status: Complete - id: 2830497
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Didn't expect this chapter until months did ya? Surprise! I was able to write the next chapter. Of course its not as long as it should be but I thought it should end where it did.
Ranaya woke up in pain from the aftermath. Arms were wrapped around her snuggly and there was soft melancholy singing.
Tears sprung to her eyes. It was Landrian singing out his sorrow. She couldn't understand his words but he knew was singing about their lost child.
Ranaya closed her eyes and took in a shuddering intake of breath to keep from crying.
She knew Landrian sensed her awake.
They both laid there in the silence of the morning. Neither wanting to face the day.
But it came anyway.
Landrian stopped singing and turned to look down at Ranaya curled up against him. He smoothed some hair out of her face softly.
She looked up at him and gave a shuddering sigh. His scar was shining slightly from the dim light.
Ranaya gave a weak smile and traced his face with her hand. Running a forefinger across the scar across his eye.
"It's going to be alright," Lando promised her.
Ranaya was mortified as a tear began to roll down her face.
He wiped it away gently before getting out of bed.
She didn't want to ever get up but she knew she had to. Landrian took her by the hand and pulled her up.
Ranaya hurt all over and her legs trembled violently. Landrian grabbed onto her quickly and she leaned against him.
When her eyes caught sight of the bloodied sheets her stomach nearly turned on her and if it hadn't been for Lando she would have collapsed to the floor.
Fresh tears filled her eyes and she couldn't force back the sobbing cry of despair. "My baby! My baby is gone! My baby!"
Landrian pulled her into his chest and led her away from the mess. After he calmed her enough he made her sit while he filled a bathtub with hot water and sprinkled something in it.
Ranaya couldn't feel anything and barely saw as Lando fixed her bath for her. She barely even felt him helping her into it.
Hardly heard him saying he would be back when she needed him after he laid her a towel.
She sunk into the water feeling her muscles relax. Whatever Landrian had put in her water was helping her calm down.
Ranaya forced herself to wash herself of the dried blood coating her skin.
Half an hour later found Landrian coming back to check on Ranaya who was wrapping a towel around herself.
"I called for the Physician to come check on you." Lando explained gently.
Ranaya nodded slowly.
Landrian had gotten rid of all of the evidence of last night and of that Ranaya was very grateful.
She sighed as Lando helped her lay back down on the clean bed after she was dressed.
It wasn't long the physician came in. Ranaya didn't want to see him but she knew Landrian wanted for her to be checked on.
The elf was very kind as he examined her to make sure there was no damage. He didn't speak of the miscarry in her presence.
The physician drew Landrian away to the corner to speak to him in private but Ranaya heard every word.
"Young General, your mate is in a very fragile state. Physically she's fine," the elf clapped Landrian on the shoulder in reassurance. "Unlike elves she will live but she is very depressed. You must help her through it. She's going to need you"
Ranaya saw Landrian look toward her and she met his eyes. His gaze softened before he looked back to the physician.
Landrian nodded with a firm expression.
"I can't help her. Only you can now." The physician said before leaving.
Ranaya didn't want to be around anybody aside from Landrian so he politely told all her visitors that they could see her tomorrow.
Landrian let Ranaya stay inside to grieve but he was determined to get her outside for some fresh air the next day even if he had to pick her up and carry her. He wasn't going to let her grieve until she wilted away.
That wasn't his Ranaya laying there so broken. He was determined to get her back. Of course he was grieving inside himself but he knew not to dwell on their child's death or he could end up sick. He had to help his mate or wife as what the human's called their better half.
He knew he had to get her well soon. Karik and his army were going to attack sooner or later and he needed her to help him defeat them. Landrian smiled at this thought. Most elves or men wouldn't ever let their mates or wives fight but he wouldn't have it any other way. He knew even if he refused to let her fight she would find a way to anyway.
That was his Ranaya and he was going to get her back.
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