Iraella and Baeddan (title to be changed) Chapter the Ninth

Fiction By Erin // 4/21/2009

Chapter the Ninth

Iraella couldn’t get up. She knelt in her puddle of tears, giving lurching sobs. She felt Silera’s warm hand rubbing her back, but Iraella didn’t care. “I could have protected him,” Iraella said through sobs.
“Dear, you would have been kidnapped to. We must tell Calida,” Silera said soothingly. Iraella just sobbed again. She heard whispers and though her vision was blurred, she saw Eamon going to Baeddan’s front door.
Silera hugged her daughter when she heard Calida’s cry of horror. Calida rushed to Iraella’s side. “Iraella, what happened?” she asked. Iraella sat up with difficulty and wiped away tears, although she knew more were coming.
So Iraella explained even though it hurt so much to repeat. She ignored Calida’s many gasps and “what’s?” and made it through the explanation without bursting into tears. When Iraella finished, she hesitantly looked at Calida. Calida was crying.

As soon as Iraella and her family returned to her house, she knew what she must do. She instructed Eamon and Silera to take a seat on the couch and lit a few candles up. “Mother, Father,” Iraella began confidently, “I have something I must do. I realize that I am only to turn fourteen next month and have been acting recklessly lately,” she took a deep, shuddery breath before going on. “But I have to save Baeddan,” she blurted. Eamon shot up and Silera had a no-you-don’t look on her face, but before they could speak she continued. “But not just Baeddan, all of us,” Iraella paused as Eamon snorted, then went on. “Two nights ago I was sick, as you recall. I had visions. Visions of the Darks, what kidnapped Baeddan,” Iraella said.
Eamon snorted again. “Don’t be so rash,” he said. Iraella looked to Silera. “Believe me,” her eyes said. Silera’s lip trembled when she said, “I do.”

Iraella left that next morning. She wore an old tan dress that tumbled just above her knees and had her long blonde locks tied loosely in a bun. Silera had helped her pack a cloth bag full of food. “Oh dear, oh dear,” her mother kept on saying as she bustled through the garden to find vegetables. “Do you want fruit? Yes, of course you do! Oh dear, oh dear,” Silera asked.
Iraella was slightly confused by her mother’s odd, rushed behavior, but in some sense she understood. A thirteen year old going out on her own? Especially being an only child.
Once her bag was full, Eamon gave her a beautifully embroidered royal purple cloak. “Your grandmother Anteei wore it to balls,” he said solemnly.
“It’s beautiful, Father,” Iraella told him, her fingers tracing the gold and silver stitching. Eamon nodded and then withdrew a dagger from his pelt. “Just in case,” he said, handing it to Iraella. Iraella raised her eyebrows and took the dagger, placing it carefully in her bag.
When it came time for her to depart, it was a teary goodbye. “Come back soon, okay?” Silera said, tears streaming down her cheeks when she hugged her only daughter. “I will, I promise,” Iraella whispered into her ear, tears also falling from her face.
Iraella looked at Eamon and saw that his eyes were full, but he refused to let it out. “It’s okay, Father. You can let it go,” Iraella said, rushing to hug Eamon. And he followed her advice.
Iraella separated from her father and he handed her a map. “It’s a map of Niaequei,” he told her. “Thank you,” Iraella said, placing the map in her pack.
“I just want to let you know how much I love you both,” Iraella said, choking on her own tears. “And that I’ll be fine and that I will be back soon,” she finished.
And with that, Iraella Danae Qamar departed.

Comments

That's quite a name.

That's quite a name. "Iraella Danae Qamar". Does have a nice flow to it, though.
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I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please tell me to wait.

Anna | Tue, 04/21/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Yeah, that's what I thought

Yeah, that's what I thought =)

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Tue, 04/21/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I do hope you bring Baeddan

I do hope you bring Baeddan back soon, despite threatening to keep him out for awhile. :)

Go Iraella!
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"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Tue, 04/21/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Personally, I'm shocked that

Personally, I'm shocked that her parents let her go. You don't post as often as you used to. What's happened? You're not going to make us wait a week for the next chapter, are you? I may never get over it.

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

Bridget | Tue, 04/21/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Bridget: I don't want to hog

Bridget: I don't want to hog the posty thingie!
Clare: He'll come in soon enough...

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Tue, 04/21/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

These extremely short

These extremely short chapters are driving me nuts! I want more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pretty name.......
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"I wish I could fly, like dandelion seeds
Following currents, floating in the wind
Leaving behind the old and tormented
Seeking a place to start anew
I wish I could fly like dandelion seeds..."
~Unknown

Sarah | Tue, 04/21/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
busyscribbler.wordpress.com

LOL XD -Erin (One who

LOL XD

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Tue, 04/21/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Not signing in...

it's such a silly thing to do:):):)
OK, chapter 9...dun dun,dun,da! LLLLOVE it!!! Post more soon;)
--OFG

Anonymous | Wed, 04/22/2009

Lolzzz.... -Erin (One who

Lolzzz....

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Wed, 04/22/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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