“Anya,” I stop in my tracks and wait for him to catch up before asking.
“What do you need Emmett?”
He huffs trying to catch his breath, “We have a quest that only you can do, that is of utmost importance see Alvira as soon as you can for the rest of the details.”
I sigh knowing what the quest would entail, and walk off heading towards my sleeping quarters. I would see Alvira in the morning, it could wait I just got home from my last quest, I needed to eat and sleep. I grab a goat on my way to past. I would eat in my room so not to be bothered again.
These quest were getting worse and worse, there were going to have me wipe the speices off the planet. I pondered this as I ate. I hear a crash as little Ambrose and Aphra fly in. “Be careful and quiet,” I hiss at them watching the door.
I watch them devour the rest of the goat. I wish I could do more for them but I can't let anymore people know the existed or they would be killed.
I wait til just before morning to sneak them out to a cave I found in a previous quest. I then go back to the guild hall to find Alvira, and see where the newest spotting was.
When I finally find her she is sitting watching the going on's of the hall drinking coffee. “Alvira,” I call out before touching her shoulder, she jumps before realizing its me.
“Anya, finally. We have been getting more and more news of a dragon up around Suikoden Mountains. No one else can dispose of it. It is killing people and destroying villages,” she states.
I nod, “ Any other information I need,” I ask?
“Just that it is blue and silver with the largest wing span ever seen in the area and that includes the one you killed by Okami Lake last year.”
I seems that the day had finally come that I faced my parents killer. I start to leave before realizing that I hadn't given the answer so I yell behind me “I'll get it done as soon as possible.”
I rush back to my babies “ Come, its time to go” I yell as I reach the cave entrance,”We must get to the cover of Elwyn forest before people people start to head out.” I rush to the forest with them in tow behind me.
Once under the protection of the forest I look for frittering critters that they can catch and eat for breakfast. As uncomfortable and cramped as the forest was I knew it was the safest way. As they eat I start to fill my babies on the basics of this quest.
I few hours in and half way few through the forest, I start to hear something or someone trailing us. I motion for them to continue on as I get as high and hidden in the trees as I can. I slowly start to hear what they a saying but I can only hear bits and piece mainly the word dragon. Slowly, I hear enough to know they are arguing about whether they saw baby dragons ahead of them.
I knew I had to act quickly,so as they rode under me I swung my leg down, knocking both off their horses and unconscious. I stay in the trees to trying to swiftly catch up to my babies now that the threat is taken care of. I hear the horses trotting under me towards them and watch as they take them down and start to eat them.
As they start eating I scout ahead to make sure the way to the lake and cave is cleared. I go back where they are eating and motion for them to follow. When we arrive at the lake I tell them we are going to wait here til night fall, knowing the rest of our journey would be made during the dark of night.
I watch as they explore everything, waiting to hear footsteps. Finally I hear the footsteps and an owl hoot. So I know it is him approaching. Aphra and Ambrose glide over to him and he smiles at how well they are doing so because just a week ago they couldn't get off the ground.
I knew we must hurry, now that he had caught up. “Were the unconscious men your doing?” he asked. “Yes, as were the horse bones just after that.. They saw Ambrose and Aphra. With the new laws, I have to be super careful.” I say not daring to elaborate in Case Emmett what followed, “I couldn't let them catch up.”