Castle Amber

Childhood memories part 2

#1 by Ronfiction , Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:45 pm

Terridus and Lises moved about the tall grass on the bright and sunny day. Their father had take them out of the city to one of the few places on Tantegel that wasn't an urban setting. Elmdore had decided he needed to go out and clear his head after a heated debate he had had with one of his siblings and opted to bring along his children. Elmdore reclined under a near by tree and a few servants lingered about. The boys had been given bug catching nets and given free range of the hill. Lises was having the time of his life, being out in the country, surrounded by the plants and animals were a welcomed sight to the young boy. Terridus however was not as pleased to be outside as his brother. He shielded his eyes from the bright sun and was seemingly obsessed with keeping grass and dirt off of his pants. Lises saw his younger brother seemingly out of place in the country side and went over to cheer him up.

"Come on Terridus, you gotta put that net to use! I bet you'd be great at catching them. You're so fast!"

Lises said and swung his net around some and motioned for his brother to join him. Terridus looked at his dirty hands and frowned some but at the mention of being good at something he perked up some.

"Look over there Terridus, go get dad a butterfly. I'm sure he'd like it."

Lises said and pointed out the hill top where a small swarm of butterflies floated about. Terridus looked over and saw them and gave a week smile. He was captivated by how they moved and how the sun caught their color. Terridus followed Lises over to the hill top and watched as his brother got to catching the bugs. Terridus gripped his net tightly but didn't quite know where to start. Lises leap around and laughed out loud as he enjoyed himself. Terridus watched him and smiled some more. Lises chased a butterfly at Terridus in an effort to get his brother involved.

"Here comes one now! Get it Terridus!'

Lises shouted to his brother. Terridus saw the butterfly come his way but wasn't ready for the bug. He was startled some and swung his net wildly at the butterfly. The net flew though the air at the hands of the amberite and the edge of the net caught the butterfly in the center of it's mass. In a split second the bug was cut in half and Terridus looked down at the two pieces of butterfly. Lises saw the bug get split and looked down in horror at the butterfly as it lay on the ground.

"You killed it!"

Lises shouted at his brother. Terridus jumped at his brother's raised voice and looked down at the bug as well.

"Why'd you do something like that Terridus?! It never did anything to you! How could you!"

Lises yelled and started to tear up some. Terridus knew his brother to the sensitive type but he knew that he was upset because of him.

"I didn't mean anything by it Lises, it was an accident."

Terridus stuttered some but Lises was now fully crying.

"Why are you so cruel Terridus?! I'm telling dad!"

Lises shouted and ran off the hill top towards the place his father was at. Terridus was slow to follow and found his brother in his father's lap still crying. His father held him in an awkward and loose embrace and he was speaking with one of the near by servants.

"Yes, Lises here is very sensitive, look how upset he is over a dead insect. Terridus however is seemingly more violent. Already killing things and what not."

Elmdor said in a monotone voice. Terridus had over heard him and stopped where he was. He didn't mean to kill the butterfly. It was an accident. He wasn't a killer, or was he? Just look how upset he had made his brother. Whispers in the court about there being something wrong with Terridus got to him. The people of this shadow were seemingly unaware of how good an amberites hearing was. Maybe they were all right, maybe there was something wrong with him.


If someone had told Terridus 100 years ago he'd be sitting on the throne of Amber, he would have laughed.
If someone had told Terridus 50 years ago that his father would be so ok with turning the title over to Renee, he would have argued with them.
If someone had told Terridus anything about the eagle ever, maybe he would be able to help...

 
Ronfiction
Posts: 25
Date registered 04.01.2012

Last edited 10.10.2012 | Top

RE: Childhood memories part 2

#2 by Ronfiction , Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:06 pm

coming soon


If someone had told Terridus 100 years ago he'd be sitting on the throne of Amber, he would have laughed.
If someone had told Terridus 50 years ago that his father would be so ok with turning the title over to Renee, he would have argued with them.
If someone had told Terridus anything about the eagle ever, maybe he would be able to help...

 
Ronfiction
Posts: 25
Date registered 04.01.2012

Last edited 10.10.2012 | Top

RE: Childhood memories part 2

#3 by Ronfiction , Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:46 am

Terridus spent the next few days in Tantegel and was seemingly left to do his own things. The business his father had with his sibling seemed to continue and make him even more on edge. Terridus was encouraged to work on his magic some that day. Even at his young age, Terridus was showing a great aptitude for the craft. Being left alone for extended periods of time lead Terridus to strange places with his magic. He still help bad about what he had done to the butterfly that Lises was upset about. He had taken the butterfly back to the manor with them and he was working on bringing it back.

Spells to rise the dead existed throughout shadow and Elmdore had not spared any expense at finding his sons the brightest teachers in the golden circle and when he had time, made sure he taught them what he could. Terridus was already able to cast some minor spells and was determined to make this one work. He wanted to set things right with his older brother. Seeing him upset always tore Terridus up.

Working with the butterfly Terridus was, in time, able to get the insect to move. Got it come to a life of sorts. Terridus realized that the butterfly however was still not ready to be presented to Lises. The poor creature was still torn in two from when Terridus had hit it with the net. He was careful to try and put the butterfly back together, borrowing a servant's sewing kit and some fabric. He stitched the insect back together but still it wasn't ready to fly. He wanted to make sure it was just like new. Terridus found some parts from a model plane that his aunt Renee had got him for his birthday. With the fabric and some parts from the kit, Terridus was able to get the butterfly ready to fly.

Terridus walked the hallways of the manor and found Lises in a dinning room with a few other children. The children were slightly older than the Aberite boys but were what Elmdor referred to as 'fake' people. The children paused their game when they saw Terridus arrive and Lises warmly greeted his brother.

"Hey there Terridus, what's that you got there in your hands?"

Lises asked with his normal smile. Terridus gentle held his hands closed and gave an awkward smile to the other children.

"You know that insect that I harmed the other day? Well I fixed it."

Terridus said excitedly and opened his hands. The butterfly flapped it's wings and flew out of his hands. The other children looked at it in wonder and for the first few seconds were very impressed with what they saw. After it flew for a few seconds, a stitching came loose and the bug fell out of the sky. When it landed a small wooden piece snapped and the bug was left twitching on the ground making an awful scrapping noise on the ground. The children's excitement turned to horror as they watched the bug struggle on the ground. One of the girls shrieked in worry and a boy step forward.

"This poor thing!"

The boy shouted and moved to stomp on the bug. Terridus cried out for the boy to stop but the boy brought his foot down. The bug stopped moving and many of the children were seemingly disturbed by what they had just seen. A few of the children started to mock Terridus, calling him freak and other things. Lises stepped up next and gave his brother a disappointed look.

"You just don't understand anything do you Terridus. Why are you so weird? Why are you so cruel?"

Lises asked him and soon motioned for everyone to leave. Terridus was soon left by himself with his crushed creature. He keeled down and scoped up the broken butterfly, tearing up as he did so. They were all so right, there was something wrong with him. He didn't understand life, he ever would. He cradled the bug in his hands and brought it to his chest. At least he would always have his creatures. In time he maybe be able to get them to keep him company.


If someone had told Terridus 100 years ago he'd be sitting on the throne of Amber, he would have laughed.
If someone had told Terridus 50 years ago that his father would be so ok with turning the title over to Renee, he would have argued with them.
If someone had told Terridus anything about the eagle ever, maybe he would be able to help...

 
Ronfiction
Posts: 25
Date registered 04.01.2012


   

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