From Chapter 6 – Discovery
*This excerpt is from the first draft of Book 1. It has since undergone nearly
a dozen rounds of editing/revision, so the final form is a bit different.
Vyvianna was awakened by intense heat on her face. She sat up and stretched, then looked around for Leonelle. He was nowhere in sight. Being used to his sudden disappearances and reappearances, she went by the Prana River and cupped some violet water in her hands and sipped. The sweetness of the liquid lit her eyes up.
“Yeah, that’s good stuff,” Leonelle said with a lifeless fish in hand.
Vyvianna scrunched up her face.
“Glad you’re not looking at me like that. Or are you? This is going to be our breakfast.”
“I don’t get it,” she said.
“Don’t get what?”
“Our King. This river—it’s full of flowing water. Yeah, it’s magickal. But we’re running so low on that well water. Is this man insane?”
“Clearly. Guess he’s afraid of magick.”
“Not afraid enough. I hear his Medicine Man uses magick to heal him.”
“Insane and disgustingly selfish,” Leonelle responded.
Vyvianna nodded in agreement. They smirked at each other. Leonelle started a small fire to cook their breakfast.
She headed towards the river to wash up. “No peeking.”
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