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

Fiction By Erin // 5/19/2009

Chapter the Seventeenth

Iraella couldn’t go to sleep for the rest of the night. Luckily, there wasn’t much night left anyway, but she longed for sleep all the same. At the same time, she didn’t want sleep.
What if that was happening? Or at least something like it. Was Baeddan actually being tortured that way? Iraella shuddered. She sure hoped not.
Light started to burn through the shades, so Iraella sat up, hugging her knees to her chest. Should she and Mabon get a move on sooner rather than later? Ugh, so many questions!
She got out of bed, figuring she might as well. What was the use if you couldn’t sleep? She got to the main room, and to her surprise Mabon was there, sitting on the little bamboo chair. She jumped.
“What are you doing awake?” Iraella snapped.
Mabon chuckled. “Couldn’t sleep. And you?”
“Awful dream. I think we have to move out a little bit sooner than anticipated,” Iraella replied, looking away.
“It was just a dream,” Mabon said.
Iraella looked at him. “My dreams lately haven’t been just dreams,” she said. Mabon’s eyebrows arched. “What is that supposed to mean?” he asked.
Iraella went and sat on the couch across from Mabon. “It means that my friend I’m questing for is in danger, and we need to go get to him as soon as possible,” she explained.
Mabon looked unsure. “Really? Well, I don’t know,” he said.
“You have to believe me,” Iraella said, her green eyes pouring into his. At last, Mabon nodded. “Okay. We’ll leave in a couple of days,” he said.
Iraella bit her lip and nodded. “You’d best start packing,” she instructed.
In reply, Mabon left down the hall to his bedroom and went to work. Iraella still sat. She didn’t have really any packing to do. She slumped in her chair. She was so concerned about Baeddan, but what if the forest wasn’t where the Darks’ hideout was? Iraella shuddered at the possibility. That would be awful.
So, Iraella stepped outside and let the cool ocean breeze blow on her face, inhaling the salty air, letting the sun’s bright light brush her cheeks. She closed her eyes, as she did every time she stepped outside. She wanted to be a part of the earth. Then she wouldn’t have to worry so desperately about everything.
“You like it too?” asked a familiar voice. Iraella squealed girlishly and jumped to the side.
It was Dai.
Iraella cleared her throat sheepishly and straightened. “My goodness! You nearly gave me a heart attack,” she said. Dai grinned. “Sorry. But do you like it?” he said.
“Yes, very much,” Iraella replied, facing the wind again. Dai faced it too.
“What is your quest for?” he asked after a while. Iraella grimaced.
“Er….it’s rather private.”
“Oh.”
The two stood in peaceful silence, nothing but the push and pull of the ocean and the occasional chirp of a seabird for noise. Iraella felt so connected to the earth when she just stood like this, even if she was only standing on a deck.
Then Mabon burst through the door. “I’m ready! Are you?” he cried.
Iraella turned to look at him, rather surprised. He carried two full bags that looked barely buttoned they were so full. “I thought we weren’t going to leave for a couple of days!” she said.
Mabon shook his head, his eyes wide. “Ello, she didn’t tell you? She said that…That who you were searching for…..The boy---- Erm, wha’ tis his name?” he babbled.
“Baeddan! What about him?” Iraella asked, now alert.
“She said he was being tortured, and something was t’ happen to him. It wasn’t good,” Mabon said gravely.
“Oh!” Iraella cried. She threw her face into her hands. “What? What will happen?”
“Ello said she couldn’t see clearly enough,” he told her, his eyes sad. “I figured you would want t’ get out of here as soon as possible.”
Tears were welling up in Iraella’s eyes. “No more tears,” she thought. “Okay. We must move out now. Let’s go!”
“Don’t you want anything?”
“No! Just move!”
“Yes ma’am, I’m going,” Mabon said, bustling off the deck. “Farewell, Dai. I hope t’ see you soon,” he said to his brother. Dai’s eyes were sad and concerned. He could only hope he would see his brother soon.
Iraella didn’t even bother to say goodbye, she was in such a hurry. She leapt off the deck after Mabon, already sprinting when she landed. “We will travel by water, correct?” Iraella confirmed.
Mabon just nodded and kept hurrying, carrying all the luggage he could. Iraella couldn’t think about anything except for getting to that forest.
They headed to the shore and walked in, Mabon creating a bubble around them. “I thought that Bellord was on a lake,” said Iraella.
Mabon smiled and kept walking on deeper. “Don’t stop moving unless I stop moving. You’ll walk right out of the bubble,” he instructed. Iraella nodded.
“How far away is the forest?”
“Close to a week’s travel.”
“Mmmm.”
A week. Iraella couldn’t help thinking about how long that week would be. Long. Long. Long.

Comments

Aw.

Aw. :)
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"I for one am getting bored, and boredom is something up with which I will not put!" ~Phineas and Ferb

Anna | Tue, 05/19/2009

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

:) ~Erin~ "So, I'm like the

:)

~Erin~

"So, I'm like the Jonas Brothers' evil stepbrother? Okay." -Adam Lambert on People Say He Looks Like Joe Jonas

"Perhaps he's that Neevil! Tally-ho! Tantivy! Cut him off! Round him up! Keep it up! Hurrah!" Talking Animals in Magician's Nephew

Erin | Tue, 05/19/2009

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

*sniff* Baeddan...poor

*sniff*
Baeddan...poor fellow. :(
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Clare Marie | Tue, 05/19/2009

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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]

I know, I hate doing it to

I know, I hate doing it to him :(

~Erin~

"So, I'm like the Jonas Brothers' evil stepbrother? Okay." -Adam Lambert on People Say He Looks Like Joe Jonas

"Perhaps he's that Neevil! Tally-ho! Tantivy! Cut him off! Round him up! Keep it up! Hurrah!" Talking Animals in Magician's Nephew

Erin | Tue, 05/19/2009

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

Hey, nobody told me you had

Hey, nobody told me you had posted chapter the seventeenth!!!!! You mean you're really torturing him??? Cruel, heartless wench!

On a totally different subject, how long do you have to be on AP to become a monthly writer, and how do you go about it?

"California", he said, "is a beautiful wild kid on heroin, high as a kite and thinking she's on top of the world, not knowing that she's dying, not believing it even when you show her the marks." - Motorcycle Boy, from S.E. Hinton's 'Rumble Fish"

Bridget | Mon, 05/25/2009

"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

I know, I am a cruel,

I know, I am a cruel, heartless wench. To become a monthly writer, you just have to e-mail Ben some examples of your writing. Ben would explain it better than I can :)

~Erin~

"Okay, so I'm like the Jonas Brothers' older, evil stepbrother..." -Adam Lambert on Joe Jonas comment

"Perhaps he's that Neevil! Tally-ho! Tantivy! Cut him off! Round him up! Keep it up! Hurrah!" Talking Animals in Magician's Nephew

Erin | Mon, 05/25/2009

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

So you think I've been on

So you think I've been on here long enough? 'Cause I'm not sure how long you have to be on here.

"California", he said, "is a beautiful wild kid on heroin, high as a kite and thinking she's on top of the world, not knowing that she's dying, not believing it even when you show her the marks." - Motorcycle Boy, from S.E. Hinton's 'Rumble Fish"

Bridget | Tue, 05/26/2009

"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

You don't have to be on here

You don't have to be on here for a certain amount of time, I don't think. I hadn't been on for a full year yet.

~Erin~

"I've got a very messy bathroom situation. Kris has like three products, and I have every product I can get my hands on." -Adam Lambert, top two interview

"I'm not skerd." -Adam Lambert at audition

Erin | Tue, 05/26/2009

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

I actually sent an email

I actually sent an email before I read this last comment. (I am too impatient.) So wish me luck!!!

"California", he said, "is a beautiful wild kid on heroin, high as a kite and thinking she's on top of the world, not knowing that she's dying, not believing it even when you show her the marks." - Motorcycle Boy, from S.E. Hinton's 'Rumble Fish"

Bridget | Tue, 05/26/2009

"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

Good luck! You'll do great

Good luck! You'll do great :)

~Erin~

"I've got a very messy bathroom situation. Kris has like three products, and I have every product I can get my hands on." -Adam Lambert, top two interview

"I'm not skerd." -Adam Lambert at audition

Erin | Thu, 05/28/2009

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

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