Living Shadows part 6"I'd like the steak meal please with mashed potatoes," Sam said to the waitress of the Tavern."I'll just have a mushroom salad and a House specialty shaken please," Darius said politely."I don't want anything," Miriam said taking out her flask. The waitress walked away."What do you have in that flask anyway?" Sam asked. Miriam began to laugh."It's blood moron.""It's what?" Sam said in shock."Blood. Vampires drink blood. Don't worry I didn't kill anyone for it or anything." Miriam took a big swig from her flask."I'm not so hungry anymore," Sam said feeling sick. "How does that even taste good to you?""That's like me asking why Darius thinks that plants taste good, or Darius asking you why you like meat so much. It's just the way things are.""Well I'm seeing a whole new side to vampires.""Oh come on. You don't even know what it feels like to be bitten. People LOVE it.""What are you talking about? It's teeth sinking into their flesh. How could it be pleasurable?""Because our s
Living Shadows part 4"And you'll need some ointment, and bandages, padding, and a helmet
""Mom. We're not even going to be doing any fighting yet. We're just gathering information," Sam said as him mom tried to pack half the house in his back pack."I know but
a mother worries.""I know mom. That's why I'm going to be extra careful and write you all the time.""You promise?" Sam's mom said as she began to cry."I promise." Sam and his mother share a long and meaningful hug as he gets ready to leave her and go on a long and dangerous journey. Sam's dreams were all about to come true, and to think that at first Sam didn't want to do it.------------------"What do you mean by that? 'the Sword of Strength chose me'," Sam said after Darius came to his abrupt conclusion that night."I meant exactly what I said. The Sword of Strength, this sword, chose you to wield it.""I still don't get it. How can a sword choose who fights with it?""This isn't an ordinary sword Sam. It's a powerful magical object.
Living Shadows part 3"Hello, I'm Vivian. This is my husband John, and this is our son Samuel," Sam's Mom said as she welcomed the newcomers."Please Mom don't introduce me like that. It's Sam. Everyone calls me Sam...well except her.""It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Darius, and the fire cracker over there is Miriam," The male stranger said."Hey! Stop cracking jokes about my hair," The female stranger spat."I actually wasn't making fun of your hair, more of your personality.""Really?" She asked suspiciously."Of course. You do tend to blow up at random times." Miriam didn't say anything to that. Instead she threw a nail file at his head. Darius barely dodged it, but afterwards he smiled like this was a game that they played all the time."Oh how I do enjoy our little tussles, but it's rude to throw things in other people's homes.""Whatever." Miriam went into the living room and sat down on the couch."You'll have to excuse her. Manners aren't her strong point.""Oh it's all right. Does she want some s
Living Shadows part 2"Samuel, Dinner's ready.""I'll be down in a minute." Sam was sitting in his room staring at the sword he had in his hand. It was a beautiful sword and was unlike one Sam had ever read about. It had a gold handle with the engraving of a lion and the sun on it. On the end was a fiery red stone that glowed almost like the sun that was setting outside. The blade itself was almost white in color and had some kind of weird writing down it. The blade was extremely sharp considering it had been at the bottom of the river for who knows how long."Samuel, I swear if you don't come down right now!""Alright I'm coming." Samuel put the sword back on the shelf that he had put up for it and went downstairs."Well, look who finally decided to come down and grace us with his presence," Sam's Mom said in a sarcastic tone."Sorry." Sam's Mom was a very interesting character. She was wearing a sky blue dress with brown boots and an apron that said: "The kitchen is the heart of the Home." They were all t
Living Shadows part 1The sun slowly began to rise over the land of Arcalan revealing a normal looking room. There was nothing out of the ordinary about this room. It had a bed, chest of drawers, and a bedside table. There was a simple smell of BO and flour. The only thing that gave this room some personality was the teenage boy that lies asleep in his bed. He has a look on his face of pleasure for he was having a very nice dream."Samuel, it's time to get up and do your chores," his mother shouted from down stairs in the kitchen. Samuel turned onto his hack and sighed. He had been having a wonderful dream where he was fighting the shadows and he was winning all because of this magic sword. He dreampt that he had defeated the Sovereign Shadow and that all the people were praising him. It had been a wonderful dream, but now it was time to wake up and face his tragically dull life. Samuel sat up and rubbed his bright golden eyes as he yawned. Getting dressed was hard since he was too sleepy to tell if his clo