Tried and True, Chapter 194: One Thing Remains

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Chapter 194: One Thing Remains

“The terrain changes the threat,” Taweel explained. “When I was here, the Fallen used to ooze up out of the river, whispering nightmares and stealing hope. Much different than those valleys, where every crevice and gulley is enough t– ”

Tamaes halted the lecture by driving both fists into his mentor’s breastplate. “Stop!”

Taweel grunted in surprise.

“You are rambling.” The boy’s eyes flashed. “You do not ramble.”

Silence echoed in the silted plain abandoned by everything—even the river.

Finally, Taweel said, “There is nothing left.”

“Teach me this,” Tamaes demanded. “Teach me how to love my charge forever.”



Author’s Note: This story in small chapters is a prequel to Christa Kinde’s Threshold Series [Zonderkidz] and updates every weekday (Monday through Friday). More information can be found on the Tried and True index page. And don’t forget, story art is on display in my gallery.

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6 thoughts on “Tried and True, Chapter 194: One Thing Remains

  1. Bird says:

    Sweet Thamaes, did you forget this request after what ever happened with Adin? Love! To love your charge forever, then pull away because of fear?! Tics,Tics young warrior! BTW, what is Asphen’s apprentice’s name??


    • Don’t judge Tamaes too harshly. Many things happen between this point and the story in Angels on Guard.

      Ah, yes. Asaph’s apprentice. That youngster’s name is Kester. (It may interest you to learn that the two Worshipers in King Solomon’s court are slated for their own story in 2015. Look forward to it!)


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