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The Little Orphan Chapter 26Category: The little orphan story
Monday, 6 April 2009
12:16:46 PM (GMT)
A/n: This is the 4th time I've tried to copy this, but for various reasons in my life, I wasn't able to finish. Sorry for taking so long to get this finished, but please remember I have a life to contend with. V_V'' As the group rode into Solem, they could feel a haunting silence laminate over the town. Mana was expecting it to be a bit more lively, despite it's depressing name. She examined the streets as they rode through the town. Most of the buildings were made from stone, with wooden doors and window frames. Mana quickly noticed that nearly all the windows were boarded up, and the doors were locked tight. She could see light Grey smoke slithering out of mis-shaped chimneys, as if it was afraid to show itself. It seemed like the townsfolk were under siege, though Mana couldn't understand why. She looked up at Eichiro uneasily, who was riding on Taheiji next to her. His face was a mix of emotions, from shock, worry, and wonder. When he saw Mana staring at him, he tried to retain a straight face, like nothing was wrong. You can't hide it, Eichiro. I can easily tell something is wrong. The overcast day gave the city an eerie brown glow. The hooves of the horses and Taheiji's thumping paws echoed throughout the streets of Solem, waiting for a responding sound. When they were well into the town, they could hear the sounds of people up ahead. When they turned another corner, they could see what looked like the Town Square. Larger buildings then the houses lined the streets in the Square, and in the center, a large fountain stood. It looked like it hadn't been used in years, for it was bone dry, and weeds and ivy grew on top of it. They could immediately see where the sound was coming from. About 30 feet ahead of them, two soldiers wearing light armour and helmets that shielded their eyes struggled with a medium-aged woman wearing torn clothing. They were the first life Mana had seen in this town so far. The struggle wanted to make her rush ahead and stop them, but a warning glare from Eichiro halter her. Taheiji suddenly took a few steps forward. The thumps from his paws got the attention of the three. The guards stood up straight, with one of them holding the woman. Eichiro sat up, looking tall and proud on Taheiji's back. "What gives you the right to harass this woman?" He said as bravely as he could. "That's none of your concern. Now, what are you doing here? The law forbids travelers to enter this town." The woman took the distraction and broke free of the guard's grasp. She ran down the way they came, presumably to her home. She looked to Eichiro, who seemed surprised about what the guard said. "When was this law enforced?" "Last year. Go home, travelers. You're not welcome here." The group started staring at each other, not sure what to do. "I'm sorry, I did not know of this law. I just have a friend here in Solem I wanted to see." The guard paused. "...That's understandable. Fine, just this once, I'll allow you to go see your friend. But you can't stay more then a night. If we find you here tomorrow, we won't be as soft." "You won't." "Let's hope not." The guards ran down the way the woman went, and the group continued more into the Square. When the guards were out of earshot, they started talking again. "I wonder who's giving them their orders. Eichiro?" Sera pondered. "No, they weren't mine. Did you see their helmets? The knights I chose weren't afraid to show their faces." "Then whose are they?" Shiki continued. "I don't know, but something about this makes me worried. Anyways, the person I want to see lived there before I left, let's see if he's still there." Eichiro said, pointing to a large building to their right. Only one of it's two front windows were boarded up, which gave it a sense of a bit more hope then the other buildings. The group said nothing, as Eichiro dismounted Taheiji. He motioned for Mana to follow him, and for the others to stay for a bit. Mana dismounted Aya and followed Eichiro into the building, whose door wasn't locked shut, just closed. As Eichiro pushed the door open, Mana could hear the hinges creak open; it seemed like it hadn't been opened in a while. As he closed the door behind them, Mana took a look at the room they were in. It was a large room, particularly messy. The walls were lined with bookshelves, filled up with books, loose papers and other small things. At the back o the room, there was a desk, and two arches on either side, going further into the building. The room seemed to have a brown glow, draining most of the other colours. Mana could hear voices coming from the back rooms. "...I heard the door. What should we do?" A young female voice asked. "Tell 'em we're all outta hangova cures!" A man with a thick Scottish accent responded. Mana flinched, confused. There was crashing sounds in the background, and a young woman walked out of the right arch. Her hair was dark brown, cut in an uneven bob. She wore a beige dress with a thick brown apron on top of it. She looked down, not taking a look at them. "I'm sorry sirs, but the boss says..." She looked up before she finished her sentence, and realized she was talking to two young teenagers. "Oh, I mean... T-Teren! They're real customers! They're travelers! I've never seen them before!" She called back to the man, now identified as Teren. "Travelers?! Are ya outta yurr mind, Hwaga? The law banned..." Teren climbed out of the back of the building, with a confused face on. Teren was a few inches shorter then Hwaga, but about 5 inches taller then Eichiro. He had shaggy brown hair, and wore a burgundy suit. Teren stared at Mana and Eichiro, in thought. He made his way through the stuff on the floor until he was close enough to talk comfortably. "...Yurr face looks familiar." He said to Eichiro. "Do I know ya from somewhere?" Eichiro flinched. "Teren, it's me, Eichiro!" Teren's eyes lit up. "...So it is! Eichiro, m'boy! You've grown! It's so good to see your face again." He said, his face wearing an overjoyed grin. He then turned to Mana. "And who be this pretty lass? Yurr girlfriend?" "No!" Mana and Eichiro cried in unison. Teren jumped. "Eh...this is Mana, she's traveling with me, along with some other new friends." "Tell them they can all come in! I want to hear about what you've been doing for the past four years, m'boy!"

‹Up-in-the-Clouds› says:   6 April 2009   852313  
Finally! It was worth the wait :D I need to read the next one....
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   6 April 2009   152796  
Don't say "Finally" to me! D<
Lol, just kidding.

I need to get right on the next one, or else it will take even longer.
‹Up-in-the-Clouds› says:   6 April 2009   419591  
Lolz Well! i can't help it

Yeah.... you do
‹{☜☏☞}› says:   7 April 2009   823998  
Omg! finally
I agree with up in the clouds, soooooo orth the wait!
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   7 April 2009   685241  
I'm glad you think so. :D
Kirti says:   7 April 2009   629168  
An update!! Poor harrased-lady.

It's really good!! Thank you for uploading it, even though it meant
going against life. As they say "When life gives you lemons, chuck the
lemons at lifes forehead."
‹< Dragon-tamer-1995 >› says:   7 April 2009   292948  
Yes, poor her. :I

Lol, how true.
Kirti suggests:   8 April 2009   454292  
Also, to all members of the Little Orphan Fan Club, could you please post again? I hate to ask, except it'[s been quite dead...
Kirti says:   19 August 2009   155726  
Ah, I made it! <--Kirti kept trying to go here to reread this before
trying to write 27, but got distracted by varius links on your
‹Up-in-the-Clouds› says:   9 December 2010   358680  
Next story = in 2011 sometime? lol
CrazyMeaghanJellieBeanie says:   9 December 2010   341758  
Actually She's Thinking Of Re-vising And Editing It Before She
Continues =P 
‹Up-in-the-Clouds› says :   12 December 2010   520413  


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