I laid in bed, taking a good look at my sword. I began to see the details that I didn't see before. The blade was a double edged sword, and the bottom part was a darker silver. The sheath itself was also a deep red, almost black. I was a little afraid to practice with this sword, I mean who wouldn't be? The god of destruction. . . what could he have seen in me? Did this have something to do with my past life?
"Cody?" There was a soft knock on my door.
He opened the door and peeked inside, "you good bro?"
I sighed, "not really."
"Hey man, listen," he came over and sat on the edge of my bed, "just because you have Milo's sword does not make you evil or whatever."
I stared at him. When did he become so poetic?
"Stop looking at me like that." He said with a smirk
I laughed, "let's go."
"Where?" He got up to follow me
"Training? Wasn't that what you wanted to do in the first place?" I asked
"No, not really, but okay." He followed me to the training ground.
"So, when do we get our wings?" I asked, there were plenty of people with wings, but for some reason no one in the school, or just the kids, had them.
"Oh, regular Havians get their wings after a short test, we need to take a longer test of magic and fighting, even protection, to get our wings." He explained, taking out his daggers. they were short in size and curved towards the end, they were also lined with some purple substance.
"What's that?" I haven't exactly had the chance to learn about his weapons.
"Oh, these daggers were made by the infamous blacksmith, Lun. They said he coated all his weapons in poison and only sold them to assassins. He was caught and killed towards the end though." He said, looking more excited
"I see, how fascinating." I said, taking my sword out. I was thankful that I had practiced with a sword.
"Alright you two, it's dangerous to practice with your weapons right now, but I guess it will make for some good practice." Kai's father walked out from the house.
Looks like training officially started.
* * *
Me and Kai were running along the original path that led to the academy.
"I can't believe you lost track of time!" Kai yelled at me as we ran past the academy gates.
"Me!?" I yelled back,
"Yeah you!" We both practically flew down the halls and burst into the room, where the class was waiting.
"Well?" Professor Bridgette looked pretty mad at our tardiness.
Me and Kai both bowed our heads and said in unison, "we're sorry for being late, it won't happen again."
She nodded "then sit down."
I took my place in the class, ignoring the whispers and giggling. The professor took her place in the front and began to speak in a loud voice.
"As you know, you have yet to receive your wings. It will not matter how much you train, you will end up getting the same results if you haven't trained. The test for your wings will take place the day after tomorrow. It is best to go over what you will need to know then." She said, turning to the blackboard behind her. "On that note, lets start class."
"That class is boring but fun." Kai said as soon as the bell rang. I nod.
"What now?" I asked
"Let's go to the library, I want to know more about the magic orbs Professor was talking about." He said, leading the way there.
I nod, magic orbs. They were apparently very strong balls of magic that can upgrade our weapons, our wings, our magic and even our souls. She didn't get into it much, but apparently there was some big war over them. I wanted to know where we could get them.
"Would you look at that, there are a couple of maggots in front of me." I heard a familiar voice sneer.
I turned around to see that one noble guy, what was his name? I don't remember it.
"Excuse me?" Kai came up beside me, sounding a bit defensive.
"What? A few commoners are on par with that of maggots, aren't I right?" He said with a laugh
"I wouldn't know. I wasn't born here." I said shrugging.
I felt the hall grow quiet as people began to turn to me. I began to get self conscious. Was that something I shouldn't have said.
'How dare you!" Another familiar voice. This one belonged to Princess Fiona.
"Princess." The noble boy stammered, looking dumbstruck.
"You do realize that once you enter this academy, your status means nothing?" She sounded more angry than she should have.
"That is correct, not to mention your rudeness to a victim of death." The prince came up behind her, seemingly out of nowhere.
The noble boy seemed uncomfortable, before he turned around and left. No apology. Fiona turned to me,
"Are you alright?"
I nodded, "how did you do that?"
She puffed her chest out in pride, "I picked up a thing or two."
Just then the bell rang again. Time for the next class.
"No! I wanted to go to the library." Kai said sadly
"We can go during lunch break." I said, leading the way to the second period.
Although we talked and laughed all the way there, my mind was reeling with what Princess Fiona said. Was being a victim of death a bad thing? What was with all of their reactions? My head began to throb as I made my way in the class.
Will I ever get the answers to my questions?