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04-15-2012, 06:06 AM
The Vampire Queen
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The Nightosphere
Aurarius reared and charged across the seemingly narrow wooden bridge. Laurus also charged, and Lamatte watched Stephano's anticipating grin as they galloped towards each other. Both swords were held high, until they met in the centre.
Stephano swung his saber wildly, and Lamatte had to duck to dodge it. When he raised his head, Laurus was already far behind them, running to the distant side of the bridge. Aurarius reached the other side, and found Newton and Fulgaria blocking the exit. Lamatte glared at them warily before rotating and sprinting across the bridge once again.
The cycle continued under the twilit sky until dusk, both of them gaining and losing a few blows. Lamatte could tell that Stephano was becoming weary, yet he was also tired of racing back and forth. Still, they both readied their swords for another charge.
They clashed in the middle, and Stephano brought down his sword. Lamatte deflected it with his shield, and the sheer force sent Stephano backwards, until he fell from his horse. Laurus and Aurarius galloped on until they reached the end of the bridge. Lamatte turned to where he had watched Stephano fall. A pair of hands were still gripping the edge of the bridge. Lamatte dismounted his horse and strolled over smugly.
He arrived and the centre of the bridge and gazed down upon Stephano's terrified eyes. "Lamatte, please! Don't let me fall!"
"It's that the whole point of the duel?" he grinned slyly.
Stephano's legs were flailing over the deep, dark chasm. For the first time in his life, he appeared weak and helpless. "Lamatte..." he panted. "...please."
Lamatte glanced sideways at Newton, but he did not stir. The mountain winds were still blowing, and the sun had set. He then looked down at Stephano once more, and knew he could not hang on any longer. A hand reached down and pulled him from his plight.
"Thank you." Stephano murmured, seemingly gratified. He then rushed to his horse and quickly mounted it. "Come on, Newton! We have a race to win!"
"Oh, did you say 'we'? I think you mean '
Stephano was puzzled. "Newton, what are you talking about?"
"Don't you remember when you left me at Elevant Falls?" Newton growled. "Well I certainly do! And there certainly wasn't any 'we'!!!"
Fulgaria stepped closer to the edge of the gorge, and Newton's face was darkened. "I tried to avenge myself when I dismantled your weapon. But you didn't seem to get the message. Well, it's
weapon now. And it shall be
Newton held the rod skyward and light gathered around the tip. Lamatte watched, completely astonished by his malice, as he brought the electrically charged rod down.
"Newton, you can't do this!" Stephano yelled.
Newton laughed cruelly and slashed the ropes of the bridge. They ignited instantly, and began to burn up. There was a snap, and Aurarius shrieked in terror, and ran towards Lamatte. Laurus tried to reverse, but the bridge was too narrow. They watched Newton mount Fulgaria and gallop away, just before the bridge cracked in half and they fell to their dooms...
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