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Travellers: Chapter OneChapter One
Rory Thompsons cobalt blue eyes followed the second hand as it ticked its unbearably slow way towards the nine. She knew from past observation that the bell rang when it hit the third line after the five. It was on an automatic timer, so it never varied. They had ten minutes left.
She felt something hard and light hit her hand. She looked down, startled. It was a small scrunched up piece of paper. She looked around, wondering who had thrown it. Everybody was as usual. Four girls and two boys were scrawling down notes as Mr Slate rambled on about the Debtors Ledger with his back to the class, scratching examples on the board. All other pupils were slouched around, wearing vacant bored expressions and doodling or looking out the window.
Rory pried open the tightly scrunched ball and read in a black untidy hand:
What u doin this wkend? - Mike
The Travellers: PrologueThe Travellers
They will come, he said, speaking in his native tongue. He looked out the tall, glassless window of the tower. The beautiful landscape met his eyes. The forest was an amazing sight. Green treetops stretching out for miles, then open plains carrying the eye up to the horizon. On the left of the forest from where Jestor was looking was a huge rocky outcrop, over which a magnificent waterfall plunged, feeding the river that split the forest in two uneven territories. The cliff extended back behind the tower and formed a horseshoe-shaped alcove inside which the forest sheltered. The cliff reached out as far as the eye could see in either direction. It was a magical scene. And behind the Mage Tower lay the Elven city of Haesen.
They are taking far too long, the Elf mage said.
Beg pardon? Jestor jerked out of his reverie. He remembered his statement.
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