Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One

Oh, and here we are again! I’m so excited to see you again, my dear Reader. Reincarnatio is just bouncing with joy at seeing your lovely, smiling face! So, take a seat and let’s look at the next Part, shall we? And here it is, Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One.

A strong wind blew the trees, causing an eerie moaning and cracking to fill the air. Clouds loomed in the sky, gray and untouchable except for a lone volcano that pierced them. The green forest stopped at the bottom of the volcano and was replaced by grim black stone that climbed up towards the clouds, sharply jutting out from the volcano. Steam seeped from the black rock and flowed from a cave near the top of the volcano.

Crazed laughter rose in the air around the cave, circling the volcano and mixing in with the steam and clouds. “Go, Nelson, go!” Belina laughed at the mossy green rock that she had just pushed down the cave and deeper into the volcano. The rock bounced on the shiny black ground, and rolled into a pool of lava that flowed from a crack in the wall. “Oh no, Nelson!” Belina yelled as she ran towards the lava pool. She skidded to a stop before her feet were buried in the molten liquid, her bearskin dress hugging tight to the curves of her body, and coming short on her thighs.

“Nelson, don’t play in the lava! Now is not the time, I hear a rumbling and I feel a storm coming. So then, Nelson, you know we have to sleep now.” She said, reaching into the lava, pulling the green and now-burnt rock out of the popping, molten liquid. Belina hugged the large rock to her chest and began walking towards a pile of dry orange-brown leaves and twigs in a small corner in the cave. She set the rock down next to the pile of foliage, “A fire to keep us warm through the night?” Belina asked the rock. “Of course we can have one, Nelson!” She knelt down and touched a leaf, causing sparks of fire to escape her finger tips and consume the leaf. Belina set the burning leaf down on the pile and the flame raced across the rest of the leaves and branches, creating a large orange-yellow fire that lit up Belina’s smiling face, matted red hair and blazing yellow eyes.

“How’s that, Nelson?” She asked, stepping into the fire. “I think it’ll do just fine.” she said, laying down on the burning pile. She reached out and pulled Nelson to her, humming a lullaby as she did so. “Now is sleep time.” she said, hugging Nelson tight to her chest, a smile spreading wide across her face. “Dream sweet, Nelson.” she said, her eyes fluttering shut.

~*~

Ronais lay in her bed, Sirnet cuddled next to her. She smiled and closed her eyes, drifting off into the realm of deep sleep.

 

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Reincarnatio Part 4: Soldiers

Well, here is your Part 4, my dear Reader. I’m sorry it took so long, but I’ve recently been hired and have been busy, but I have taken time for you, don’t worry. I hope you didn’t miss me and Reincarnatio too much(; Well, without further ado, I give you Reincarnatio Part 4: Soldiers

A short while later a knock sounded on Samlin’s door. “Enter” he said. The chamber door opened and a muscular guard stood behind it.

“Your Highness, your presence is requested in the courtyard.” The guard said.

Samlin nodded and stood. “Then let us be on our way.”

As they arrived at the courtyard, Samlin noticed Manicask, who stood in front of a handful of soldiers.

“These are the strongest, fastest and most fearless men in our army.” Manicask said, motioning to the thirty men that stood at attention in front of him and Samlin.

Samlin looked at them questioningly “Who will lead them?” he asked.
Manicask pointed to a well-built elf with brown hair and a body covered in scars.“Him.” He said, “He has fought the beasts before, although he cannot kill them. He knows how they work and how to bring them down.” Manicask said approvingly.

Samlin nodded and walked towards the soldier. “What are you called?” he asked.

“Hagin, sir!” the soldier replied, saluting.

“Hagin, I see.” Samlin nodded, “And everything that Manicask has told me about you is true?” he asked.

“Yes, sir!” Hagin replied, still saluting.
“You needn’t salute me any longer, soldier. Thank you.” Samlin turned back to Manicask. “Alright, these are the men we will send. Upon sending these men out into the woods, we are taking their lives into our hands, Manicask. Any man that doesn’t return with a beating heart, we will give a fitting burial, and compensation shall be sent to their remaining family. Understood?” Manicask nodded and Samlin, satisfied with Manicask’s affirmation, turned and left the soldiers and Manicask in the courtyard.

Samlin’s personal guard followed him out. “I need you to do something for me, Chasil” Samlin said to his guard.

“What is that?” Chasil asked.

Samlin stopped walking and turned to Chasil. “I need Hagin to come to my chamber as soon as possible, and I do mean as soon as possible.”

Chasil bowed. “I understand, Your Highness.” He turned and walked back towards the courtyard.

“Chasil!” Samlin called. Chasil turned back to Samlin. “Don’t let Manicask know what you’re doing.” Chasil nodded and turned down the hall to the courtyard.

Samlin continued towards his room. The sun began setting, and it wouldn’t be long before darkness engulfed the kingdom. Before he entered his chambers, the sound of footsteps echoed through the hall. Chasil and the soldier Hagin walked towards Samlin. Samlin smiled and nodded to the duo. “Please, come in.” He said, opening his door.

He walked through followed by Hagin and Chasil. “Now, I must tell you something of importance.” Samlin said to Hagin.

Hagin nodded “Of course, Your Highness.” he replied.

“I will accompany you when you leave for Lady Ranas’s hut. However, Manicask mustn’t know. Not one word to him. Understood?” Samlin said.

The soldier Hagin looked at Samlin. “Understood, Your Highness. We leave at the first light of day tomorrow morning. We will meet at the sidmuen stables.”

Samlin nodded. “Very well then, I best get my rest.” He replied.

Hagin and Chasil left his chambers and Samlin changed into his sleeping clothes. He jumped onto his bed and lay with his face in the pillows. His heart pounded hard in his chest, and a smile was large on his face as he turned his head to rest his cheek on the pillow. “Tomorrow…” he whispered to himself as he slowly fell asleep.