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Fin stood in line to get his ticket for the Portal Station. He stood behind a youth with a scythe strapped to his back and a sickle held tightly in his sweaty hands. Fin noticed the he was shaking, but his gaze was fixed ahead.
Fin reached over to the the boys shoulder and tapped it lightly, the boy swung around with his sickle ready.
“It’s alright,” Fin said withdrawing his hand, “Is it your first time traveling by portal too?”
The boy seemed to calm down a bit at this, “Yes.” he said firmly despite his shaking hands.
“My names Fin, I’m a hunter from Knotwood.” Fin offered his hand.
The boy placed his sickle in a pouch that hung from his belt and wiped his hands on the rough tunic he wore, “I'm Edmin… from Clayfeild.”
“Do you have a hunting partner Edmin?”
Edmin shook his head. “Not many people want to hunt a Dire Wolf along side a pig farmer.”
Fin hesitated, “But you are here, which mean you killed the White Stag.”
Edmin nodded, “Yes, I stalked it for three days before making the kill.”
“Three entire days?”
“All creatures sleep, even the most magnificent of beasts. So I forewent my own rest and waited for the stag to fall asleep. That’s when I made my move.” Edmin said with a sweep of his balled fist, reliving the moment he had swung his blade into the creature.
The line for the ticket booth moved forward, there was only one hunter in front of Edmin now.
“Edmin,” Fin said pulling the boy from his memories, “Why would pig farmer be hunting a stag? And not only that, but chase it for three days?”
Edmin looked down, but his eyes held a fire in them, “My family has farmed pigs for generations, I’ve always felt that I have been destined for something else. Something great. When I saw the stag, I knew that it was legendary to hunters, so I thought that maybe if I hunted the beast I could become something.”
“Something great.”Fin said, echoing his words, “And you ended up here at the White Stag Trials.”
“I was not satisfied with the cards that fate had dealt me, but now the table has been overturned and I am free to be whomever I wish to be!” Edmin looked up, eyes wide with hope...
Here's a sneak peek of White Stag Trials Chapter 3: The Butcher of Thornburrow. You can read the rest of the chapter over on Channillo here. Curious about what Channillo.com is? I wrote about it on my Things I Use page. That's all for now, please enjoy and leave me a comment to let me know what you thought!