Chapter 5: A Detour
"It's the death warriors, they've been following me, they're trying to find the tree.", she explained. "But only blood-souls can find the tree! We need to get away from here immediately, but first we need to get something to drink. Let's go, I smell prey about a mile from here." So we leave the underground and proceed through a sorrow forest. The shadows of the willow trees deliver a gloomy environment. It was nearly 3AM and the sky was as dark as my raven black hair. "Stop.", Laila says, "A moose is near." And then she disappeared. A second later I heard a loud groan in the distance. "Come over here!", Laila yelled " He's so delectable." We gathered around the moose slurping ferociously in enjoyment. Lots of energy was needed for the long journey ahead of us. Laila pulled off the moose's antler and sharpened it on her dagger. "Here take this", she told me. "Gory beasts lie ahead, always be armed." We start to slickly glide through the forest with the blood-soul 's silent but speedy pace. My enhanced senses told me Laila could be keeping something from me. When we reach the slimy saloon, she comes to a halt. "What's the matter?", I ask. "We're supposed to meet someone here, he's delivering me something special to help with the journey.”, she replies without hesitation. "Why didn't you tell me before?", I asked suspiciously. "Well, we had to take a 2 hour detour to get here, now were even later getting to the tree. I figured you wouldn't come if I told you." "You got that right, I thought I could trust you!", I exclaimed. " Well he's bringing us the persipan blade, necessary to beat the trolls on the way", she proclaims, "You should be thanking me. Without this blade we would've died getting there." "Don't be so sure..", I said under my breath. Suddenly footsteps behind us. "He's here.", Laila says. Except it wasn't him. A giant boar with bloody drool escaping from the corners of his mouth, lunges out from the bushes behind us. We both dash backwards, stunned and hopeless against this gigantic beast. Before we could think farther, an arrow stabbed through the back of the troll. "I just saved your guts", a deep voice says from behind the falling beast. "Who are you?", I find myself asking. "My name is Alazar", a cloaked figure says, "I have brought you the persipian blade."
Chapter 6: Alazar's Deal
"Thanks", I said, "Can we have it???", I reply sarcastically. "Well, where's my payment?!", he asked in a snarl of a voice. "Oh, of course, what would you like?", said Laila in a slightly too cheery voice. "I demand to transfer powers with your friend.", he said in an expressionless voice. WHAT?! I'm thinking inside.. but I use my control to keep calm. "Uhm, well let us discuss it for a minute.", I said pulling Laila aside. "So I'm hoping you can tell me what this freak is talking about?!", I say in shock. "He wants to suck your blood. When he does this, he takes your powers", Laila replies. Okay.. No way I'm doing that, but suddenly a plan comes to mind. Laila stares at me in worry, but I have confidence in my plan. I slowly approached Alazar. I was taking deep breaths to prepare for what I was about to do. He approaches me with a greedy smile on his face, what a creep! I can feel his breath on my neck now, about to sink his teeth into my neck. When suddenly I stab him in the stomach with my antler.