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Elven Lords, Part 8With Amara's burial plans set, we continued to follow the path our targets had taken. Alexia took a few minutes to relocate it after we returned to main road, and we were evidently not far behind. A short time later, we found evidence of a camp hidden in the low walls of an ancient home.
"The ashes are still warm," Alexia said, sifting the charcoal and bits of wood with her fingers. "They cannot be far ahead. Whatever they came for, it is likely nearby."
"Why's that?" asked Lyra, eyeing the ruined city about us.
"Because they left their pack here. It would appear that there were only the two of them." She nodded at a corner of the ruin, where a large stone mostly concealed a battered pack and a bedroll. "They slept here," she said, gesturing at a flattened spot in the grass nearby. We were within a mile of them. I wonder if they know we're coming?"
"If they did, they might have taken grea
Elven Lords, Pt. 7"You can't be serious! We can't just leave her here!" Lyra was incensed, walking back and forth under the archway leading back outside. It was early in the morning, several hours after the battle with the creature and we had each taken turns going into reverie to get some rest. Mine had been fraught with memories of Amara and I did not feel rested, though I was doing my best to act otherwise.
"And what do you suggest we do, Lyra?" asked Alexia, equally vehement, "Carry her with us as we search for whoever stole the Sword of Silvari? What are we going to do when we catch them, if we catch them, and that's a big if considering we will be toting along a dead body! Do you think we'll just drop her when we catch up and do battle?"
"Well, no "
"We can't take her with," I said quietly, forestalling any further argument. The echoes of their voices were ringing in the open space of the market we had taken up resid
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