Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Knight of the Red Dragon - Part Five - Eve's Side

After riding for a long time - possibly two hours - we, the red knight and I, finally entered into a large clearing in the forest. Straight ahead of us was a wall of timber surrounding a manor house on a hill. "Where are you, you lazy bums! What do I have to do? Bang on the gate door? You should have already seen or heard me coming! Open up! Now!" he yelled.

A man popped up his head and leaned over the wall. "Oh! It's our Lord Richardo de la Rougue!" he yelled, away from the wall. He looked back at us, "Oh, Sire, we shall have the gate open for you in no time." Then he disappeared.

"Darn right, it's me. They should've had that gate open," muttered the knight.

'And I wish I could get away from you,' I thought. 'It would be so easy if I slid off the horse . . . .' But I knew I didn't stand a chance of getting free.

A scrapping noise jarred me from my thoughts, and I looked up. The two door gate was slowly opening. I stopped to look in amazement. 'Are the using pulleys?' I wondered. Within a couple of minutes I had my answer. No; only brute, human strength was moving those doors. Soon the doors opened up enough that one could enter through, riding on a horse, and before I realized what was happening, the knight and I were behind the timber walls.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

The Knight of the Red Dragon - Part Four - Ben's Side

"Stupid boy! Foolish knave! How dare you try to harm our Lord's betrothed!" yelled one of the knights. Bam! The impact of that knight's fist against my jaw nearly knocked me over. A second later, I was doubling over in pain after another knight, who had a jagged scar on his chin, gave me a kick in my most precious spot. Two seconds later I was flat on my face after another knight kicked me in the rear. A kick to my side knocked out my breath. I heard the sound of metal rubbing against, and I realized that one of the knights had pulled out his sword. 'Get up! Run!' I told myself. But as hard as I tried, my body was too sore to move.

'Well, I guess this is the end,' I thought. At that moment I heard a whizzing sound. "Ah-h!" screamed one of the knights. He fell over with a sickening thud.

"Where did that come from?" asked one of the other knights.

"Looks like it came from our right," replied the other knight. "Well, let's go get the person who did it," said the first knight. I heard them get on their horses and ride off. Then it was quiet, except for the moaning of the third knight.

"Well, they're gone," said a voice. The hair on my neck stood up, and goosebumps appeared on my arms. 'I'm not alone,' I thought. "Well, what are ya layin' there for. Come on. Get up," said the voice.

"I can't get up," I said. "I'm in too much pain." "Can't get up? Hm, ya're worse off than I thought. Well, I'll just have to pick you up." I felt a couple of hands touch my body, and in the next moment I was on my feet. I looked up and came face to face with a guy who was about my size and looked to be my age. "Come on. Let's go," he said. "Who are you?" I asked. "We don't have very much time. Let's go." "What about him?" I pointed to the knight. The boy looked at me. "Are you crazy? He just tried to kill you. Forget him." He wrapped my arm around his shoulder, and we hobbled along the dirt path.

Note about Part Four

If you are wondering about why I just deleted Part 4, read my note here. I will be reposting Part Four in a little bit.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Another Note about the Knight of the Red Dragon

I said was going to stop working on this novel (or story), but I've had to put my other idea for a new novel on hold. So, I will continue to be working on this story. You can read more about the other novel here: