The birth of a Hero part 11 and part 12

Four months had passed since the squires first met. They now got on like the best of friends, but this day changed everything.

Bahra got up out of his small bed and popped his head out of the window. He saw Renato and Dane playing outside but Hayden was nowhere to be seen. Bahra looked further down the field, past the forest and out to the sea. The strong waves slapped off the side of the cliff. When his head came back down his friends were no longer outside. He walked down the stairs to see the three boys rushing up to him. “What’s wrong?” he asked.

All of the boys went quiet. The first one to speak however was Hayden. “At the castle” he managed in a weak voice “is a man who is looking for you.”

Bahra looked at them and headed back upstairs. The three boys all shouted at the same time “what are you doing?”

With a smile he replied “well I have to look my best don’t I.”

Once he was change with his two swords strapped to his back and his chain with his three rings on it, he marched towards the castle. His long braided hair blew all over his face in the wind, which made him, look ready for whatever was to come.

Inside the castle a man in a long dark cape with a sword at his waist stood in the middle of the throne room. His dark eyes were like knives piercing bahra’s body. The young prince approached the king and bowed before him. When he raised his head he began to speak “you summoned me my lord?”

“This man in the dark cloak has requested a moment of your time” the king replied.

The young prince bowed at the king once more, then turned and bowed to the man in the cape. As he looked at the man he asked “what is your name and what is your business with me?”

The man threw his cape on the floor and pulled out his sword and in a breathy voice he said “I am peter, sir of blue falls and I am here to duel you for you swords.”

Bahra was a bit taken back but he pulled out his swords anyway. The king stood up and shouted “I forbid this madness.”

But the queen whispered in his ear “call the guards and if it gets out-of-hand they can step in.”

The king sat back down, waved his hand and said “proceed.”

A big circle of guards surrounded them as they were about to start the duel. Peter held his sword in two hands, while Bahra had one in each. Bahra came in with his left but got parried so he spun around and tried with right but he got pushed to the ground. Peter brought his sword out of the sky straight down to shatter his skull, bahra was able to slip the attack and slice his left leg bringing him to his knees. Once they both got back up Peter got him with a cheeky punch in the ribs, then sliced him in the leg. Bahra cried out. Peter walked over to Bahra to pick the swords because the duel was over. Fore ran into the hall. All eyes were on the dog when it transformed back into it original body. The Sikai picked up Bahra, put him on his back and roared at peter until he fainted.


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