Continued from The Giant’s Shield (Part IV).
Sometime before the arrival at the pair’s home, the older goblin jostled his ribs just right, and Ask’s world turned black. Horse was running free. He couldn’t see her surroundings. His dream shifted through a haze, and he saw Korenila praying. Her words wove through the confusion.
“Bring Ask back to us safely. May he find food and shelter, may he still be alive.” She took a deep, shaking breath, and it rattled through Ask’s entire being. “He fell only recently off the drop. His horse has run away from us, going to the south. Keep her safe. Evoxe is going to build a sign for the two. Should they get lost, and look up, they’ll know where we are, he assures me.” She held back a sob. “Please, keep everybody safe. Peace with us.”
A faint voice behind her spoke, and she smiled. It was the scarred girl. Korenila’s voice faded as she spoke normally. Read the rest of this entry »