Abarak - chapter 2There was a chaos at the deck. Sailors were running around trying whatever they could do save themselves and the ship from a sea monster now trying to sink the ship. Great waves threw over the ship as the serpent toyed with the ship like a cat with a live mouse. None of the people on board seemed to be working together, but stumbling together trying to do whatever they saw best, whether it was to kill the beast, drive it away, steer the ship away, or escape it.
Harom ran up and reached the chaos outside, his gaze restlessly going through everything that happened, blindly hoping to see the boy, just a glance. He saw nothing in the havoc and screams all around him. It was the very last place for a child ordered into his protection ought to go, and by some subtle instinct the place he knew he'd show up. The men and women on board ran around, slipping in the water that kept pouring down from the black skies. The serpent stuck its head back up, and gave a shriek, perhaps of rage or delight.
Abarak - chapter oneA young boy stood at the stern of a ship, and stared at the slowly fading shore, the last trace of his old homeland. The day was grey, and the harsh sea wind tousled his red hair. He was barefoot, cold but not shivering. The dark, slate sea spread all around him. He should have been upset. Everything he knew was now gone forever. He should have been exited. A whole new world would now replace it. Everything had been organised, everything had been done for him. His uncle's ship would take him. All there was to do was to stare at the declining Port Carnen. The ship's captain, his walked beside him and leant on the rail.
"You waiting for the storm?" the tall man asked, expecting no answer. He got none. His nephew was a quiet child. He could never truly decide whether it was of shyness or arrogance. "Your father, Aiden, you know he used to be terrified of them, growing up." The sea hummed and the calls of seagulls faded. They had no reason to fly this far to the sea. The port town was hard