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Demon Stones (COMPLETED)

Novel By: writinglover
Gay and lesbian

A young noble meets and falls in love with a thief, and later learns there is more to his Noble father than meets the eye. He decides to join with the thieves, and help them. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Sep 24, 2010    Reads: 168    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   

Two days later, they all woke up to commotion outside. Jarin stepped out of his tent to see Devin staring at a poster with an alarmed expression on his face. When he saw Jarin, he motioned him over.

Looking at the poster, Jarin sighed deeply. It was from his father, searching for him. It said he had been kidnapped by a band of thieves in the Alendale forest. He was sending out a search party, and there was a reward for his return. Jarin knew this to be a ploy to draw Devin and his men out, since his father most likely knew where he was.

Looking at Devin, Jarin frowned. "I think this means that he knows where we are, and is trying to get to us, so he can get to Kain. He knew I was probably going to leave, after all the things he said to me. We need to be extremely careful, since he knows of our general location."

Devin nodded. "I agree. In fact, it might be a good idea to leave, all together. If you are serious about staying with us, you should consider the tough traveling conditions. There will be many long days of riding, and not much rest," he turned to the rest of his band. "We should continue until we are certain he is not following us anymore. There is an unknown town, where we can possibly take refuge. We also need to find out information on the sorcerers, and their location. That way, we can devise a plan to get in, and get to the demon magic before Lord Nathaniel finds us. He knows exactly where the sorcerers are, but he needs Kain's blood. That is why we need to move."

Kain nodded, watching Jarin. He was torn between trusting him and not, but knew they could not send him away. "When do we leave?" he asked, running a hand down his horse's neck.

"As soon as we are all packed. We may need to leave some of our belongings here, but we can come back for them later," Devin turned to Jarin again. "I'm sorry this happened when you were just now getting settled. I have been expecting this for a long time, however."

Jarin shook his head. "Don't worry about it. I'm sorry I led them to you."

Devin sighed, placing a hand on the young man's arm. "Don't start blaming yourself for what your father started. You had nothing to do with this, but I am glad you joined us."


Back at the manor, Rodney had been staying alert and taking note of everything that went on with Jarin's father. When he heard about the search, he became nervous. He was not sure what Jarin was up to, but he knew that they could not be found. He had been feeling like there were people watching him, so he had not talked to anyone about the evidence Jarin and Adriel had uncovered in Lord Nathaniel's study. He was keeping a close eye on who entered and left the study, adding them all as accomplices. The only people that ever entered were the high advisor and a few of the soldiers.

In the middle of the afternoon, he left his work to go the dining hall. He had always made it a habit to smell his food for poisonous odors and metallic tastes. This time, he did not taste or smell anything, but after a few bites, he began to see splotches in his vision, and the room began to spin. Standing up slowly, Rodney made his way over to the restroom. He barely made it to the sink before throwing up the food. He tried to stay awake, but passed out before he reached the door.


When he woke up, Rodney was in a cold cell. When he lifted his heavily lidded eyes, he was shocked to see Alec, who had been a friend of his for many years. The young man was holding a set of keys, and the high advisor was with him. The advisor smiled when he saw Rodney awake.

"Good afternoon, soldier," he was still smiling, which caused chills to run down the young man's spine. "I believe you have been spying on Lord Nathaniel. Do you know what the punishment is for that?"

Rodney swallowed the lump in his throat. "They are charged with high treason and put to death," he smiled. "However, the defendant may also send a statement to the royal court, where they will weigh the evidence. If the defendant is innocent, he will be pardoned, and the accuser will be investigated, in return. If Lord Nathaniel has something to hide, he should not imprison me. That would only cause more problems for him."

The advisor glanced at Alec, who had not moved. "So, you know the laws. That is very good, but I will still be mentioning this to Lord Nathaniel. Come," he said to Alec. "Be certain to lock the door behind you."

Alec nodded, still avoiding Rodney's eyes. Locking the door, he followed the advisor. On his way out, he dropped a pin near the door.

Rodney watched them leave, then grabbed the pin. He would use it later to free himself.


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