Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday Story Snippet - Faith - Part Five

Story Snippet time for Katie!

This post is late, but, hey! I still got it published on Sunday :) I hope you enjoy, and below are the links to the previous snippets:

  - Part One
  - Part Two
  - Part Three
  - Part Four

       “What?” Alynn gasped, turning it around in her hand, feeling the smooth texture across her fingers. Red, puffy eyes stared at Enna, waiting for an explanation.
       “The story,” Enna snapped her fingers, “The one Mom and Dad used to tell to us all the time.”
       Alynn shook her head slowly, “I don’t think that story is real.”
       “No,” Enna argued, “They told it to us so often. It was almost as if they were trying to embed it in our minds—trying to tell us something. What if it was real? This stone…”
       Alynn glanced doubtfully at the rock in her hand, “It is ridiculous, Enna. The Kingdoms wouldn’t obey a person who had a couple of rocks. They are just an object, and can’t force someone to serve the ruler who is in possession of them.”
       Enna was not convinced, “Dad said to guard the stone with our lives. This is something of great importance.”
       Alynn fell quiet. Could it really be one of the stones? But, why would their parents never mention anything of this? If it wasn’t a stone, what was it? She blew out a breath, “I don’t know what this is.  But, I agree with you. It is something important.”
       Enna looked somewhat satisfied with herself, but then changed the subject, “Alynn…” Her voice grew shaky and serious, “How are we going to find Mom and Dad?”
       Alynn shrugged, pursing her lips tightly together. Her voice came out in a whisper, trying to hide her quavering voice that threatened tears, “I don’t know if we will.”
       “No.” Enna said firmly, “We have to find them; they’d do the same for us.”
       Rubbing her eyes, Alynn looked desperately at Enna, “How will even know where to start? How will we know where they are taking them? How will we sleep; how will we survive?”
       Enna fiddled with the grass by her feet, tugging strands up and throwing them to the side, “I don’t know.”
       “The raiders are from Driscoll.” Alynn said.
       Enna glanced up in surprise, “How did you find that out?”
       “Their badges bear the mark of their Kingdom,” Alynn explained, biting her lip nervously, “I’m assuming there is where they’d be taken.”
       Nodding, Enna replied, “That makes sense.”
       “For the food…” Alynn stopped, deep in thought. “We could search our village and take what is left over,” Her eyes filled with tears again, “I don’t know if I can go back there without having a meltdown.”
       Enna stayed silent, and then answered, “I could go by myself.”
       “No,” Alynn said, “I need to be with you.”
       Enna sighed, “Just because you’re older, doesn’t mean you have to take care of me like a mother.”
       “It feels like I have to.” Alynn’s face scrunched up, “Too much has happened in one day.”

       Enna put her hand on top of her sister’s, “Don’t worry. Tomorrow we’ll go into the village and gather supplies. One step at a time, Alynn. We’ll go on from there.”

Sorry that it is kind of short again... It just seemed like a good stopping point. Don't be shy to comment below :) Thanks for reading!

- Katie

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