Title: The Blue Magician
Author: me! aka Craig famguyrules90
Format: Short story Part 4
Rating: PG13? (i'm unsure)
Warnings: This novel contains homosexual content, if this offends you or is illegal to view in your area or at your age, please do not read. Also contains some strong language. All the characters and places etc are my property and completely fictional, any resemblence to real life or existing fiction is completely coincidental.Also there maybe errors, typos etc.
Summary: Okay so i think i may have decided what i'm actually doing with this. It's gonna be a series of short-ish stories, almost like chapters though i think. See how it goes. As usual it's unedited and advice/ comments is encouraged etc. James lives in Yerin, near the ocean, where it is illegal to be a magician in the lower classes, and social suicide to be a Samer (Gay), unfortunately, James is both. Can he keep his magic a secret, and will he find love?
K so here it is, a little earlier than expected. This really is turning out to be a full on story now and i can't seem to stop it so i wont! haha :) And now i'm off to bed. LOL
There, sat down in the middle of the room with all the others was Sam, grinning at me. I couldn’t believe it. He looked a little older now, he had stubble growing that looked amazing with his olive toned, earthy skin, and there was sadness in his chocolate brown eyes that wasn’t there before, but I could tell it was definitely him.
I quickly scanned the other two people I didn’t recognise. There was a very pale skinned man with hair as black as the night. To call him a boy would be wrong; he looked to be in his mid-twenties. His eyes looked like two deep endless pits. There was also another girl who looked to be the youngest, about seventeen maybe. She had deep mahogany coloured skin which contrasted with her fiery red hair and hazel eyes.
My gaze soon drifted back to Sam. I couldn’t help but notice he was shirtless and began to blush so quickly looked away. He was a lot more muscular than when I’d last seen him. When I gathered the courage to look at him again I could see his grin had widened, I couldn’t help smiling back.
‘I see you two must already know each other.’ said Lani, breaking the silence and snapping me back to reality, if all this was real.
‘Yeah, you could say that.’ Sam declared and winked at me.
The red haired girl snickered but tried to hide it behind her hands. I’d forgotten about his cheeky charm that had attracted me to him in the first place. I was glad to know that he was alright after what had happened, and that he hadn’t lost his charm.
‘That saves one introduction. The one over there with the black hair is Nuru and that’ she pointed at the red haired girl ‘is Kenna or ‘Edana’.’ She saw my confusion over the two names and explained.
‘You see, we all have another name based on our elemental powers. Nuru for the Ghost One, Edana for the Red One, Lavi for the Grey One, Terran for the Green One, which is Sam, and Kai for the Blue One. Some of us prefer to embrace our elemental names, while others like Sam and Kenna, prefer to use their birth-given names.’ She finished.
Did this mean they were all like me? And Sam too possessed magic? I had so many questions to ask these kids, but they died on the end of my tongue as I remembered the two big ones.
‘Percy said the last Blue One was killed. Is that true? What happened?’ I asked.
‘Percy?’ Sam queried.
‘My horse.’ I explained.
‘Yes, we all get a familiar to guide us in our journey. They have guided every elemental magician before us and will continue to do so long after we are gone. Anyway, what he said is true. For centuries there were always five ‘elfin’ or elemental magicians. They helped the lands and kept peace to people animals and elements with the five elfin stones. But a hundred years ago, one of the elfin became greedy and tried to steal all the stones to control all the powers and threw the balance causing chaos.
‘With the stones taken from their resting places the other elfin had next to no powers and failed to defeat her. The other magicians then decided to try and take things into their own hands, thinking all the Elfin were to blame and so murdered the four without powers. With the four elfin dead, the one who stole the stones could no longer use their magic and her own magic was not enough tame the other elements. When battling the magicians she lost control of all the elements and they consumed her.
‘Ever since then the magicians have executed any magician who showed an affinity for any of the elements and they have been out of balance without the Elfin and the stones not in their resting places. Only the Elfin know where the stones are and where to put them. That’s where we come in. We are the Elfen. Well, the reborn Elfin anyway, so we possess their magic.’
She had just reminded me of the other big question I wanted to ask.
‘How come we were never found and killed then?’ I asked, scared of the answer.
‘Well since none of us went to the Magician’s Academy in Hareev, as all of us are lower class, we were never found. Except Sam, who didn’t go and wasn’t tested for…other reasons’ she gave me a pointed look ‘Which means we must keep out magic hidden and learn how to use your powers carefully. It’s up to us to find the stones and restore peace using our magic. This inn is named because nearby is where the battle took place, which is one reason why we found you last. Any other questions?’ she directed that mainly at me.
Obviously I was the last one to hear this story. Nuru looked bored so he’d obviously heard it several times before. Lani took the silence to mean no questions.
‘In that case then, let’s get started. Nuru, since you’re the best at dead languages, you and Kenna can translate the recent scrolls we found. There are some books of translations there for you. I’m gonna go out and check the local libraries for any information or books we can use to find the stones. And finally, since you already know each other, Sam, you have the pleasure of getting him up to speed on everything; maybe even try to start teaching him to control his magic before he begins to burn up.’
She ordered us like she was a commander. She left the room without stopping and the hostess was outside like she had been waiting to come in for a while but hadn’t wanted to interrupt. She came in and laid a tray of different sandwiches and an array of hot and cold drinks. I was surprised to see a pot of Hal, a rare and expensive hot drink the rich favoured, made with leaves of the Halin plant.
Everyone got straight to work and I sat down next to Sam and nerves instantly came to my body at being so close. I cleared my throat and whispered
‘That’s Hal! How can we afford it?’
‘Did you see the name of the inn?’ he asked
I remembered the sign outside that read ‘The Five Elfen’.
‘The hostess’ family were here when it all happened and are very superstitious. They have always believed that the lands need the Elfen back to avoid an apocalypse. So she’s been a very kind hostess. We even have free rooms to sleep in at night.’ He clarified
‘Surely we could pay something though?’ I felt bad not paying anything. Sam was giving me his heart stopping toothy grin again and I began to perspire, butterflies in my stomach. We began talking about how much fun we’d had when he came to visit the town all the time as a kid. Eventually conversation turned to what had happened that day and I became nervous. I still didn’t know how he felt about the whole thing. We had been caught before he had chance to react to my kiss those few years ago.
It turned out he had gone home to be punished by his father and then sent to a strict school. He was not allowed to be tested for magic in case word got out and what happened in Yerin became a scandal. Eventually Sam ran away into the woods, where he said he found his animal guide, who directed him to unlock his powers and find Lavi. Together they found Nuru (whose actual name was Mark), Kenna and then me.
‘So who is everybody’s guide then?’ I enquired
He knocked on the ground and I felt a vibrating start. Cracks started to appear in the floor and a muddy brown rabbit pushed its way through the surface and hopped onto Sam’s lap.‘This’ he gestured to the rabbit ‘is Tawny.’
So there it is, comment away. even if its just an emoticon. sorry bout the kinda info dump from Lani. lol wanted to move the story on a bit.
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