I woke up with a headache from where the girl hit me. Her metal arm had made the blow extremely more painful than a regular blow would have been. Thankfully, I had dodged it somewhat, so that it hadn't been as forceful of a punch.
I kept my breathing even, hoping to give the robot-girl the sense that I was still unconscious. If she didn't believe it, at least she hadn't said anything.
Cracking my eyes open a tiny bit, I took in my surroundings. I was on the horse, sitting upright in the saddle. She must have put me back up after she had knocked me out. I noted that no one was sitting behind me, and was surprised that I was still upright.
Vaguely, I heard talking, and I struggled to clear my head enough to understand them.
"...ran into some questioning men." I heard the man with the hawk talking in a quieter tone.
"I assume you took care of it?" The girl's voice had a hint of mocking laced into it, and I guessed that he was going to make a sarcastic response.
"No, Fay, I just let him know what we were planning." There the sarcastic response was. Honestly, I didn't know how these two were a team.
Fay--as I now knew her-- was silent for a moment, then said, "Then what did you tell them?"
"We are going on a mission and that we'd be back soon." I heard the ruffling of feathers, indicating his hawk was on his shoulder.
Realizing that I was wasting precious time, I quietly picked up the reins.
My heart began pumping slightly faster as I acted.
Slapping the reins, I yelled, getting the horse to get into a gallop.
I heard a shout of alarm behind me, but ignored it, directing the horse forward, trying to gain as much distance as possible from the camp. Once I had enough, I could worry about getting back to the castle. For now, my only worry was getting far away.
I glanced back to see what they were doing, and saw the man's red-tailed hawk flying towards me. That would be a problem. Behind the hawk, the man was quickly mounting the other horse, while Fay was starting to run.
I whipped my head back to face the front, and urged the horse to a greater speed. This was going to be a tight race.
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Adira - Evara
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Princess Adira never wanted to have a royal title, and she most certainly never wanted all the pressure that came with it. She just wanted to have the freedom to be herself. To practice sword fighting for fun, and to be with the one she loved, Theo...