Winds of Ackaria, Chapter 4 Worn out from today's "vigorous" sword training, Viridi walked into her quarters after getting some dinner; served on silver platters and with gigantic proportions. The food was thick and delicious, filling her stomach within a few bites. Looking around (she still wasn't used to the surroundings.) Viridi noticed a door she could've sworn wasn't there before. Walking towards it, she clasped her hand around it and twisted, pulling open the white door. This revealed a full wardrobe complete with armor, sleepwear, and even casual clothes. "Didn't expect that, did you?" The voice startled Viridi and she whipped around, stunned to see her mentor. "My gosh, Rush! You can't just walk in on people like that!" Rush chuckled playfully, turning away. "Respect your elders, young lady." "Elders? How old are you, anyway?" Rush's stare went blank, as if he had forgotten. Honestly, Viridi wouldn't be surprised if he had. "I'm... 21
GoneHe was gone.And there was nothing she could do about it.It was all her fault.Kotone sat on her bed, knees to her chin, arms wrapped around her legs. Her kneecaps were soaked from her salty tears. Brown pigtails hid any of her face that was left showing. Everything had happened because of her.She didn't know what came over her. There was a strange sensation of power, and then suddenly, Kotone had felt a bloodthirst that had outrun love. That was what had led to the terrible events of yesterday. After the events, when Kotone had come to from her trance, the wave of sadness that had hit her was like the very stone that killed him crushing through her instead.'You killed him.''You did this to yourself.''Why would you do that?'Sickening voices rang in Kotone's mind, but they sounded incredibly familiar. They were all her voice. This was herself. In the chaos of all of the accusing statements, one spoke louder than the rest:'Why did you do this to me, Kotone? I thought you loved me.