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  1. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Rehema clung to the basin as Qimming restored the infant's soul to her, trembling. Power washed through her when Qimming rested her hand on the priestess' shoulder. She struggled to lift her head and see what the goddess pointed toward, but she did so, and Ausar looked over as well. "I...
  2. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Seteta wept, and laughed, and had her heart broken over and over again as she relived the memories. All of them. At last, the dreams she'd been having made sense. There no longer disjointed fragments, but whole memories. Aptuv was at her side the whole time, and when finally the earliest...
  3. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar barely glanced at the Volkers, even Rheinhard, though he gave Tianau a brief, grateful smile when he caught the young man's gaze. He paid no attention to how the others looked at him, and turned his focus back to Rehema. Only Rehema felt the ground shudder as Qimming stepped up behind...
  4. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Seteta gasped as the cold water lapped at her skin, shivering as she clung to Chaceledon's arms while he steadied her. "The chill will not last long," Rehema murmured comfortingly. Seteta nodded, but let her hands linger in Chaceledon's warm ones for as long as possible. "I love you too,"...
  5. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    "It's less concern for you, and more about the warnings I'm obligated to give as high priestess," Rehema replied wryly to Persian as he leaned against the doorway. "I don't doubt you'd meddle somehow if you could, either." Aptuv would prevent that, though. Once the circle was formed, no...
  6. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Rehema didn't miss the way Chaceledon ignored her, but she wasn't going to press the issue right now. Seteta was her priority. Persian confirmed his interest in observing the healing, and Rehema gestured for him to accompany her through the halls. "Only Tianau is awake," Ausar answered...
  7. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Rehema sighed as Rheinhard left. The point was that she needed Ausar to come out of the Well soon. Seteta and her father had one thing in common: if something caught their interest, they could immerse themselves in it easily, losing track of time. She reached up and rubbed her brow, turning to...
  8. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    "She... mentioned someone named Nestor, I think," Ausar murmured thoughtfully, stroking his hands up and down Tianau's back. He thought that was the name, back at the temple. The one who'd controlled Rheinhard's body and gone crazy looking through all the records. He drew back from Tianau and...
  9. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    "Good," Ausar murmured, holding Tianau close. It felt as real in here as it had out there, to his immense relief. "Do you know who Seteta had awake? There should probably be at least one other besides you, to help me understand things. But we don't have much time right now. I need to be there...
  10. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar didn't bother to look around, but he still got the impression of sand. Everywhere. They stood right outside a tent. There were people as well, a few that looked up in interest, but Tianau grabbed his attention. "I know," Ausar murmured against Tianau's lips. "I liked you too." And then...
  11. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar and Rehema watched quietly as Tianau put the bone into place on the ballista. It felt like there was a rock in the pit of his stomach, and he clenched Rehema's hand tightly. Ausar nodded mutely. He wanted to say something to assuage Tianau's nerves... but nothing felt adequate. "I hope...
  12. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar blanched a little as Tianau and Persian explained what it meant to be the steward of the Well. "On the positive side," he murmured to Rehema, "Seteta won't accidentally stumble across... well... you know. If I'm in charge." Rehema snorted. "Please, she's walked in on us plenty of times...
  13. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    "How it can be transferred from one person to another," Rehema said, glancing between Tianau and Ausar. "Seteta's not strong enough to maintain it, and she'll need a time of rest for her soul and her magic to stabilize before taking the Well again." She took a deep breath, mostly ignoring...
  14. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar gawked as the ballista crumbled into dust when Tianau pulled the bone out of it. The enchantment on the bone must have been all that was holding it together, preserving it through all these long ages. Really... Tianau was probably older than all of them, except for Persian. Even the...
  15. Seteta

    Private Tales Of Sand & Dragonfire

    Ausar eyes narrowed when Persian asked about Krynian weapons and he took Tianau's hand when the boy stood next to him, stroking his wrist comfortingly. He watched Persian warily. Seteta might have grown to trust him some, but Ausar knew better than to think the fae did not have an ulterior...