The Redemption of Erâth: Volume One – Consolation, Chapter 8

Chapter 8


Many months passed, and there was no word from the south and no sign of retribution from Garâth of the Fortunaé. The people of Burrowdown returned to their daily business, with anxiety at first, certain that at any moment constables of the Fortunaé would bear down upon them and set their town alight. Gradually, though, their nervousness faded, and as spring passed into summer the incident became of increasingly less concern, and on late evenings in the Burrow Wayde, people would even begin to laugh about what had happened.

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The Redemption of Erâth: Volume One – Consolation, Chapter 7

Chapter 7

The Fortunaé

It was some time before Brandyé was able to draw himself up, and he felt as though his stomach were missing entirely from his body. He had never known such pain, and felt blood when he raised his hand to his head. He began to look around for Elven, and eventually found him, huddled on the far side of the tree, weeping softly. His clothes were torn, his face swollen greatly, and his lip stained with much blood. Brandyé sat painfully beside him and was quiet. He noticed that Sonora was nowhere to be found.

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The Redemption of Erâth: Volume One – Consolation, Chapter 6

Chapter 6


Brandyé of course did not die of his illness that winter, and in fact recovered not long after having been thrown into the snow by his grandfather. Reuel seemed somewhat ill-disposed for some time after, however; it was uncertain if he had merely caught the cold that had afflicted Brandyé, or if he was disaffected by coming so near to losing his grandson and the wild things Brandyé had uttered while under the mad influence of his fever.

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