Nat and Bain
Chapter 1: An Encounter
Chapter 2: The Book
Chapter 3: Where…? What…? How…?
Chapter 3: Where…? What…? How…?
Chapter 5: Finally, Some Answers
Chapter 6: Sir Karthek of Thodras
Chapter 7: The Lake
Chapter 8: Confessions…and Chemistry?
Chapter 9: The Oracle with Her Coins and Pots
Chapter 10: An Unexpected Guest
Chapter 11: The Little Healer
Chapter 12: Celebrations Are In Order!
Chapter 13, pt.1:
Bain sat down in his bed before setting Nat down to the side of his pillow. He lay down, turned to her and asked how she was doing; if she needed anything. Nat shook her head and thanked him once she lay down, herself. Bain smiled and shut his eyes, too tired to turn on to his back anymore. Nat saw the peace and softness on his handsome face as she stared at him for a while. She still wondered why she had feelings for him now. He was her best friend for almost 10 years; they were so close…but she had never felt anything more than just friendship until now. She guessed it was just hormones, but she felt that it wouldn’t just fade…
She looked his face up and down and gave a little laugh, ending it with a smile. Maybe it would help if…she kissed him. Even just on the cheek! She just wanted to get her heart to stop bashing into her chest. She hesitated. It would be a bit intrusive if she did just go ahead and kiss him without him realising. Her front teeth dug into her bottom lip. Just a little peck? she thought. He won’t mind…
With that, Nat crawled up to his face and planted a tiny kiss on his pink lips. No reaction. Her heart returned to its normal beating rate as she began to settle back down to her spot,
‘Is that my good night kiss?’ Bain took her by surprise.
Nat gasped and instinctually tried to hide herself, though didn’t have many hiding spaces, ‘B-Bain! I’m…I’m sorry!’
Bain turned on his back, propped up on his elbows and touched his lips, ‘No need, Nat,’ he chuckled, ‘At least I know you’re not scared of me,’
‘Bain, I was never scared of you,’ Nat told him, ‘Even if you’re over 100ft tall, I know you’re still you,’ But I was scared!!! she thought.
She beckoned him to lie back down. He did so and felt her kiss him on the cheek then snuggle up to him. Bain’s heart pounded in his chest and his blushed a deep red. He smiled softly and shut his eyes,
‘I love you…’ he whispered before they both fell asleep.
Chapter 14: Was It All A Dream?
Chapter 15: Kirii is the What???
Chapter 16: Training Begins!
Nat was as equally worried as Bain when she found out what they were going to do. She calmed down when Kirii and the Oracle accompanied her to a more isolated location; east of Karthek’s beloved obstacle course. Nat’s Training Grounds was a ruin, literally. Broken pillars and cracked tiles beneath their feet, covered in ivy and weeds. It bore similarities like that of a Greek Temple,
‘We start here first, and then we go to Mr Bain,’ Kirii said.
She showed Nat to a painted circle on the ground, then stood opposite to her about a metre away. The Oracle sat down cross legged to the side of them and meditated,
‘We are going to work on how you focus your energy,’ Kirii clapped her hands together and slowly opened them to reveal a perfect blue orb of light, ‘Some people get their energy from their happiness, like me; some from their hate, like witches; some from their surroundings, like druids; and some from others, like vampires,’ she explained, ‘First, we need to know how you get your energy, Miss Nat,’
‘And how do I do that?’ Nat asked patiently,
‘Okay, close your eyes and try to focus on a spot in the darkness. It will be hard, but when you get this, it will be much easier,’
Nat did as she was told and shut her eyes. Floating in the darkness were tiny spots from red to blue to sometimes even green. It was hard to concentrate on one spot, but she continued,
‘When you find that spot,’ she heard Kirii’s voice fading, ‘And concentrate in it enough, you will know. When that happens, hold out your hands and we will see…’
She found a blue dot zipping around the darkness. It was what she was now going to concentrate on…concentrate…concentrate…CONCENTRATE…it was hard. Nat began to sweat; her head began to ache. It was difficult! She frowned, taking in deep breaths now. She was going to stop…it was too hard! But she kept her eyes on that blue dot as it tried to hide itself from her. Her hands shook and then suddenly, she felt it! A click! She knew it was time. Slowly, she held out her hands, still keeping her eyes on the dot easily. Her hands began to grow colder as she heard a faint humming coming from her palms,
‘Miss! Open your eyes!’ Kirii clapped her hands happily, ‘You did it!’
Nat snapped open her eyes and grinned broadly, ‘I did it!’
She was sweating, panting, as tired as ever, but had done it. In her hands, she held a small green orb of light,
‘Ah!’ Kirii looked closer, ‘You are a druid, Miss! Now…the fun begins…’ an evil grin played across her freckled face…
Chapter 17: One Day Complete
Chapter 18: In the Lake Together
Chapter 19: Getting Even
Chapter 20: Fast Forward!!!
Chapter 21: One Final Time Together
Chapter 22: The Battle Approaches