The Sun From Both Sides (Part 3 of 3)
By R.S.A. Garcia
(Continued from Part 2 – Escape Pod episode 758)
He started awake, his hand tightening on something. Someone.
The Knight hung motionless over him. He had it by the throat, his fingers digging into the soft flesh beneath the golden full mask and its red speaker.
A gold mask. A Knight of the Royal Sept Valencia. He released the Knight and it straightened, showing no sign that he had almost throttled it in his sleep.
His sleep. He’d fallen asleep.
He looked down at the empty sheets beside him and sucked in a breath. The Knight took a step back as he swung his legs onto the floor.
“Where is my wife?” he ground out, his voice harsh with sleep and fear.
“Grandmaster Valencia awaits you in the Audience Room.”
“Where is my wife?”
The Knight crossed its arms over bare breasts, the only outward reaction to his inexcusable rudeness.
“Grandmaster Valencia awaits you,” the Knight repeated. The rainbow colors of the three-dimensional dodecahedron crest of Sept Valencia covered most of its forearm.
His blood was ice in his veins as he swiftly pulled on his boots. There was no sign Eva had ever been there. Her shoes were gone, the trays of food had been removed and only one mask remained on the table. His heart stuttered when he laid eyes on it, his lungs refusing to draw air. Then he took a breath and let the old calm, the old watchfulness, settle around him. (Continue Reading…)