The Last Moon Dragon

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CAUTION: TWO YEAR OLD DRAFT VERSION. FULL OF SPELLING MISTAKES AND OTHER GRAMMATICAL ERRORS. "The kingdom of Heriven isn't exactly the best place to live. Ruled by a twisted King and a power-hungry Baron, the poor exist to serve the rich. Attacks from other kingdoms have finally ceased over hundreds of years, but only because of a bigger problem. Other places have infestations of lice and vermin, Heriven has dragons. Although there has not been a dragon sighted in the kingdom for over a decade, and the people are at ease, it won't be long before it all changes, and a legendary dragon shall make its reappearance...This was voted best Fantasy Movella 2012

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44. Darkness In The Forest

"Quickly, move back." Ocello hissed, tucking the blade into her cloak. "Let me in."

Pike shuffled backwards until he felt thorns start to pierce the back of his neck, still holding Kytra. Although conscious she was still extremely weak.

Ocello scrambled through the branches towards them, and as soon as she was concealed, she turned back around to the gap, and started to pull at something.

"What are you doing?" asked Pike.

"I brought something with me." replied Ocello, and Pike could have sworn that through her ragged hair she was grinning a little.

Ocello turned to face them again. She was holding large,and obviously heavy scroll. It looked extremely old and fragile, bound with a strip of leather.

Though tired, Pike knew what is was at once, and smiled widely at Ocello.

"The Ancient Law," he whispered, excitedly. "How?"

"I'll tell you later. We need to get further into the forest."

Pike nodded and his grin faded. Both he and Ocello looked at Kytra. Her eyes were closed again, and her head rolled as Pike moved, pulling the Law towards him.

"Let's move fast," he whispered. Ocello drew the dagger from her cloak and began to hack mercilessly away at the trees.

***

The sun was beginning to set when Ocello finally threw down her dagger and fell to forest floor in exhaustion, her hair sticking to her face with sweat.

The three of them had reached a clearing a fair way into the trees. As they had scrambles through the pathway that Ocello hacked away for them, Pike had pushed the broken branches together behind them, stopping any possibility of followers but also blocking their only way out.

Pike panted as he laid Kytra down on the soft earth of the clearing, and placed the Ancient Law beside him.

After regaining her breath and taking a few moments to look around the clearing, Ocello took off her cloak and shook out her hair. She wore a ragged dress and what seemed to be an apron, and Pike noticed that she smelt of ashes, though he didn't think much of it.

They didn't talk for a while, and the silence was just starting to become too much when Kytra spoke for the first time.

"What happened?"

Ocello shuffled over to where Pike sat and Kytra laid. Kytra was pale and she was cut all over her face arms.

Pike breathed out in relief when he heard her talk.

"We had to move into the forest, after Ocello helped us." he explained.

"Why?" asked Kytra. She was still weak and her mind and body were tired.

"I...I ran away," Ocello said. "I ran from my brother to find Pike."

Kytra gasped.

"I heard that the guards were going to come and search for you today," said Pike to Ocello.

Ocello nodded, grimly. "I had to take my chances. I was hiding in old buildings, trying to find you, Pike."

"Why did you need to find him?" asked Kytra.

"Because I promised I'd bring something back from the castle with me, and that is what I did,"

"I'm so confused," said Kytra.

"I'll explain properly in the morning." replied Ocello. Although the night was approaching fast, and darkness was steadily falling, she could see Pike's big grey eyes watching her.

"Let's find shelter." said Ocello. Pike nodded.

Kytra spoke again. "I found a hollow tree a few nights ago. Maybe we could stay there?"

"Do you know how far away we are from it?" asked Ocello.

"I'm not sure," said Kytra. "This forest has ways of making you forget distance and time."

Ocello's eyes widened. Although Kytra was delirious, she didn't want to take any chances. "Let's stay here, then."

"We can build a shelter out of fallen branches." said Pike, getting up. All his limbs ached horribly, but he ignored it.

They worked quickly, gathering branches that seemed strong and were of good length, and balanced them against a large (but unfortunately solid) tree in the centre of the clearing.

As the sky grew ever darker, Ocello and Pike both began to feel uneasy. They stayed closer together, more for reassurance of each other's presence than for comfort. When they had finished with the branches, Ocello picked up the Law and Pike carried Kytra into the shelter.

Kytra fell asleep almost at once. Ocello took her cloak and tucked it over Kytra. They could all feel that the night was growing colder every hour.

Finally, the darkness was all around them. Ocello and Pike heard a cry, assumedly one of an animal, in the distance, and the sudden noise made Ocello flinch and move very suddenly. Her hand fell on Pike's, and he held it until Ocello fell asleep.

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