Duel Decks: Heiress vs Usurper Jul 15, 2019 7:40:48 GMT
Post by WindyDelcarlo on Jul 15, 2019 7:40:48 GMT
How do adults do this? Hannah thought as she stretched as high as she could to the ribbon in the tree. It wouldn’t stay there if she didn’t tie it down, and she wasn’t content to let it fly away. Hannah closed her eyes and breathed a bit. What did Mom teach her again? Picture yourself floating. That’s right. She only needed a little bit, less than half a meter. Picture yourself standing on air so solid that you could run on it. Hannah wasn’t good at this spell. She wasn’t good at many spells yet. The practice of channeling magic for spells was new to her. Only one stayed firmly in her grasp, and it was one she hoped to never have to use.
There! Hannah caught the branch for just a moment to tie the knot before falling back to her feet on the ground. Perfect.
Hannah stepped back towards the lake into the clearing. A small shelter, made with some combination of leaves, sticks, and a tent, was shoved under the tree’s branches wherever it would fit. Various books, towels, and clothes for Hannah and someone slightly smaller took a place on the aethersteel shelves, tucked just far enough under the cover that rain wouldn’t hit them, but still off to the side. A bright pink ribbon tied a couple trees together, following the rope that was holding up a lot of the structure. A blue ribbon wound around it from start to finish.
Karina’s going to be so proud of me, Hannah thought with a smile. It was starting to look like a real house, or at least as real of a house as two kids could make. Hannah checked her transceiver’s time. Only six hours until she came back, when they were supposed to meet in Entela for dinner. That was more than enough time for a little bit of cleanup work.
A light tingle brushed past Hannah’s mind. What was that? That feeling felt familiar, somehow, but she couldn’t put together what it was. In a few more seconds, she realized exactly what it was, moments too late. A spell. Hannah felt a rush of exhaustion more than she had ever felt before, and collapsed into sleep.
The Shaidostan assassin looked over the girl's crumpled body. Alive. Unconscious, possibly so for multiple days. Exactly as requested.