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Magpie: Chapter 6Pushing Forward
There’s no such thing as a painless lesson. They just don’t exist. Sacrifices are necessary. You can’t gain anything without losing something first. Although if you can endure that pain and walk away from it, you’ll find that you now have a heart strong enough to overcome any obstacle. Yeah, a heart made fullmetal. –Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist
Magpie hovered anxiously at Oromis’ bedside as the healer did her work. They had gotten into Hedarth less than 48 hours ago and worry had set in. What if the spell she had performed was only temporary? What if she hadn’t really brought Oromis back? What if he would be a shell? Would he wake up at all? Would he die again? Magpie didn’t think she could handle that.
She had raced on Cloudspeed all through the night, helped along by stealing energy from a herd of passing camels. That’s another thing Oromis would hate her for, she realized, killing a bunch of defenseles
HC-NightmareA few weeks into life on the Cloudchaser, Cassandra was woken by loud scream. She bolted up from her hammock and looked around the room. The griffins were still asleep in a pile on the floor. She waited for a few moments, waiting for the patter of feet to signal that either Shadow or the nightwatch was doing something about it. But there was nothing except the occasional snore from the griffins.
Cassandra eased herself out of her hammock and tiptoed over the jumble of wings, fur and feathers that made up the crew of the Cloudchaser. She went up on deck and saw that that light Shadow’s cabin was on. She bit her lip, wondering what to do. That scream had been horrible, like someone had been killed. But her heart couldn’t help but go out to the man, even if he had been rude towards her.
“He might push me away...but I have to check nonetheless.” she thought.
With a quick prayer to Urial, goddess of compassion, she knocked on the cabin door. It took a few moments, an
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