Out of Practice: Bonus SceneJ'Zargo inclines his head slightly, his fluffy white cheeks pushed forward and his eyes narrowed, and purrs, tapping his clawed fingers against the spine of the volume he has just pulled off the shelf and placed on the table,Out of Practice: Bonus Scene by Norroen-Stjarna
'You have been staring at the same page for over a quarter of an hour, dear Onmund. Is Nordic reading comprehension really that slow, or is something bothering you?'
Onmund, who is slouching opposite the catkin, with his eyes glassy and his expression completely blank, starts violently and tears away from his revision.
'It's Brelyna,' he says quietly, rubbing his finger along the side of his nose as his skin visibly begins to glisten with sweat. 'I was passing by her quarters on my way to the library, I could swear I saw her frozen into a giant slab of ice. I stopped in my tracks, then took a few steps backwards and started watching - and there was...'
He glances nervously from side to side and, leaning forward and pressing his cupped hand to the side of his mouth
Out of Practice - pt 4'Aedmar... Aedmar, wake up!'Out of Practice - pt 4 by Norroen-Stjarna
As a bony male hand grasps his shoulder and gives him a small but very urgent shake, he opens his eyes instinctively - though these days, it hardly makes any difference whether they are closed or not. As always, when the darkness all around him fails to dissolve, he feels his heart sink - no, not sink; plummet into nothingness, like a stone tossed down a well, echoing through his empty chest.
He dreamt he was in Alinor again, walking along a narrow strip of soft white sand, with deep, richly turquoise waters slumbering on both sides. And overhead was the sky, clear and so breathtakingly beautiful: pale-gold along the horizon, then melting into tender green, and then arching high above in a dome of purest blue. It all seemed so bright, so real - and, just as it had happened countless nights before, he almost believed that, by some inexplicable miracle, he had regained his sight again. But now it is time for an abrupt, bitter awakening - and in an agony of he