Disclaimer: All characters and places belong to Ms. Haydon.
I would like to take a moment to thank everybody who has kept up with this story despite my infrequent updates and random postings of random things. I also would like to apologize to all those people I left random reviews for. I went through an odd spell a couple years ago and left unhelpful and random reviews, the kind I can't stand.
Achmed swung up onto his horse and waited for Rhapsody to mount up on the horse next to him. He turned to Grunthor and nodded, "Double the guard shifts and prepare for the worst."
Grunthor nodded, "The usual, sir." He turned and walked off.
Rhapsody and Achmed kicked their horses into a trot and rode off.
Rhapsody turned to chat with Achmed, but shut her mouth at once when she saw the stony bleakness on his face. She looked off into the distance and prepared herself for a long depressing ride.
The Temple of Rhonwyn
Rhapsody dismounted her horse and tied it to a small hitching post. Achmed dismounted beside her and threw his reins to her. While she tied his horse he went to the two guards standing at the gate. He paused when two long spears crossed in front of him.
"The cost to get in is two pieces of gold. If you want to enter then pay."
Achmed began to reach for his cwellan when a small warm hand came to rest on his shoulder.
Rhapsody looked at the two guards, "I'm here to see the seer Rhonwyn. To bring my condolences to her over the loss of her great nephew and my husband, the former Lord Cymrian."
The guards' faces went blank and then a dark red blush crept across both their faces.
Achmed rolled his eyes and moves the spears out of his way and walked into the temple. Rhapsody followed him quietly.
The blind seer looked up at them from her seat and a broke smile spread over her face. Rhapsody crouched next to the golden skinned woman and folded the woman's hands in her own small ones. "Rhonwyn, I need your help, please."
Rhonwyn blinked and pulled one hand away and to lay it on Rhapsody's face softly.
"Rhonwyn, where is the F'Dor?"
"The is no F'Dor…"
"When what has been attacking us?"
"Achmed and myself."
"What about you?"
Achmed sighed loudly and crossed his arms. He gave Rhapsody a look of thinly veiled annoyance.
Rhapsody gave him a small glare and returned her attention to the mad seer, "Rhonwyn, if there is no F'Dor then what has been attacking Achmed and me?"
The seer broke into a toothy grin, "The elements."
A look of confusion broke of Rhapsody's face. She looked to Achmed for clarification, but found him lost in thought. "Rhonwyn, which of the elements has been attacking Achmed and myself?"
A/N: WHAT? I've been gone for over a year and it's this short of an update? Well folks, give me a break, I'm getting ready to leave the country and my life has been this massive growing ball of chaos. I'm back though. Do a little dance.