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Brightshadow and Wildshadow are my characters.
I glanced over at Wildshadow, whose eyes were focused on the walled town we were headed to. I could tell he was still angry, from the set of his shoulders and the way he clenched Dusk's reins. I was tempted to tell him to sit this one out, since the way he was right now would make him distracted, and distracted people get killed. I immediately pushed that thought away though, realizing a fight could make him focus again…that and the fact that he would curse my name forever if I even MENTIONED the idea. I quickly focused on observation though, as we rode through one of the two gates. The guards were distracted by the myriad of ghouls assaulting the entrances, so we got in without incident. To our left was an inn, and even further was the blacksmith's and Scarlet hold. To our right was a few townhouses, and New Avalon's town hall. In front of us were some more houses and a hill. I knew from scout reports that up the hill was the Scarlet Chapel, the first place to go once we took over.
Signaling silently to Wildshadow, we slipped behind the inn and off our horses, sending them galloping back towards Death's Breach. Watching for any scarlet filth, we slipped around the side and into the front. The four people in the first room didn't notice us, so I pointed to Wildshadow then the two on the right, while I headed towards the people on the left. Moving quickly, I beheaded the first one and ended up with my sword hilt-deep in the second citizen's chest. He looked down with a strangled cry and then slid off my sword, landing with a thump. Still staying silent, I motioned for Wildshadow to go upstairs while I went into the basement to check for the copper cauldron. We split up and I moved quickly through the back room, taking care of the two that were in there, then slipped down the stairs into the basement. Jumping the last three steps, I moved quickly forward, swinging my sword in an arc and beheading the three citizens standing by the cauldron. Stepping over the bodies, I grabbed the copper cauldron and headed back up the stairs to find Wildshadow. When I didn't find him back on the main floor, I took the stairs to go up again. When I reached the top I froze.
Wildshadow was standing over one of the female citizens, who was strapped to the bed. She was crying out in pain, from a number of deep gashes on her arms, legs and chest. Wildshadow had placed them where she wouldn't lose too much blood too fast, but she was slowly getting paler as she did lose blood. She finally stopped struggling and I closed my eyes for a second. I had never seen such brutality, even from any of the other of the Death Knights. When I opened my eyes, I noticed the crazed grin on Wildshadow's face as he watched her suffer. I moved towards him and slapped him across the face. His grin disappeared and he looked dazed. His eyes slowly regained focus before glaring at me.
"What the hell was that for Brightshadow!"
"THAT was for prolonging how long we're going to be here. We're supposed to kill them quickly so that the invasion can continue, but here you are, taking your time! Anyways, I've got the cauldron, so let's head to the town hall and get the registry. We'll head to the blacksmiths for the chain on our way out."
I stormed out of the room and down the stairs before he could respond. When he met me outside, I glared at him, just DARING him to make a comment. He didn't, so we moved as quickly and quietly as possible towards that town hall, taking out the patrolling Scarlet filth and guards as we went. When we walked into the courtyard of the town hall, we saw many citizens to either side of the path. They obviously saw us, but opted to ignore us and keep shouting at the mayor, who was holed up inside. We slipped into the front hall and I took care of the guard. We made our way slowly through the town hall, eliminating the officials as we made our way to the records room. Wildshadow dashed towards the mayor, killing him before he had to shout out a warning to the last councilor, who I took care of quickly. I motioned for Wildshadow to go outside and guard while I tried to find the registry. Finally I found it, buried deep beneath some papers, but noticed something interesting. I froze and took a closer look at the files I had found. They were records sent from Darnassus, about a female Night Elf warrior. The records mentioned a partner called Lillia Nightsong. Looking deeper into the file I found the warriors name and froze again. Brightshadow died in surprise attack by ghouls deep within the Western Plaguelands. Lillia reported in saying she escaped, but Brightshadow was never heard from. It is assumed that she died and now fights for the side of the Scourge. Kill on sight. I backed away slowly, glad that Wildshadow wasn't here to see me break down. I didn't know what to think…I used to be one of the people who we would fight after we dealt with the Scarlet Crusade. I resolved to ignore it and put everything I had just read out of my mind. All that mattered now was the present, not the past. I left the town hall to find that Wildshadow had disappeared. I groaned, wondering where he'd gotten off to. I finally saw him coming on his horse, leading mine behind him.
"You said the blacksmith's next, right? I grabbed our horses so we could get out quick."
I blinked at him, still slightly stunned by what I had found inside. I mounted as he turned his horse away and pulled ahead. It turned into a race for the blacksmith's, trying to figure out who was the better rider. Dawn pulled ahead and we arrived a few seconds before Dusk and his rider. I leapt off Dawn and ran into the blacksmith's, grabbing the handing chain and running back outside. I tossed the chain to Wildshadow and then remounted. We turned our horses towards the gates and galloped back to the Crypt.
Me:…yes I lied again. I am seriously sorry. I might have gotten….sidetracked. Mostly by the fact that I've started playing on a different realm on WoW. NOW though I should be able to get a bit more done if I can make time to write it. I do have a lot of stuff left to hand in before the end of the school year though, so I might not update again until summer vacation. I might be able to before though, depending on what I have left.
Brightshadow: Why don't you just shut up now and get this story updated instead of giving excuses!
Me: *frowns* Don't make me kill you off. I know DK's don't get killed off in the starter quests, but I COULD just finish this story using Wildshadow!
Wildshadow: *laughs at Brightshadow*
Brightshadow: *pales, but then leaps on Wildshadow, sword drawn*
Me: O…kay then, I've got to go split those two up. Until next time!