A Poniard Contender

Avatar Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA) I am the Guardian of the Ink Wells and Head Flight Attendant of Our Strange and Wonderful House. Read Bio

“Is this something you are prepared to accept, Mr. and Mrs. Gverrero?”

The man’s black robe swished slightly as the woman next to him took his hand. “Yes we are prepared.”

The couple stood tall as they listened to the shadowed figures’ voices in debate. The dim light in the cavernous room barely reaching the floor. The voices quickly became silent and the scraping of chairs was the only noise as the judges left the room.

He could almost hear the silent tears of his wife as they were escorted out of the room by the guard.

“It will be better this way. She will be remembered in these halls. We both know she will succeed. There’s nothing to worry about.” He said quietly as they were escorted outside to the bustling plaza.

In a back room the shadowy figures now illuminated by the harsh sunlight streaming in through the roof began debating.

“All in favor of placing the Gverrero child in the trust of Handler Solon?”

Red-gloved hands were raised.

“In a vote of seven to six, Handler Solon is appointed.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Intriguing start, and it feels like you have a heck of a lot of story lined up behind this little tidbit.

  2. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    I have quite a few ideas here, but we shall see which ones come to life. :)

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    A wild Princess has appeared!

    Me: Yay!

    Also great writing!

  4. Avatar JonB

    Good god, look at that list of tags! I can only gaze in wonderment, and feel ashamed at never bothering to add any to my own stories. And as for the story, it sets you down right in the middle of the action, no messing (and I love a multi-scene Ficly; haven’t tried that one myself for a while). A great start, looking forward to reading more.

  5. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Hahahaha hello to you too, Robert. _

  6. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Thank you very, Someday. :)

    Haha, JonB, I might actually use them too much. Definitely wouldn’t want to give anything away.

  7. Avatar AnthonyTNT

    Very intriguing. The lead makes you wonder about both the back story and where this story is going. I hope there’s more.

  8. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    More is in the drafts. :)

  9. Avatar Conjoiner, Rejoinder, Poisoner, Concealer, Revelator [[Wednesday]]

    Really looking forward to seeing more! It could either be sinister or heroic, but wherever it goes I’m with you :)

  10. Avatar Writearound

    Has a good strong feel to it as a set up. The fact that Handler Solon only just got the vote seems to indicate that all the powers that be aren’t convinced he would make the best person to look after the child makes for dark politics and those that would be glad to see him fail ( always a good plot driver to have some opposition from the start) . Personal quirk about split infinitive moments… He said quietly would read better.

  11. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Thank you!

    Edited it to read better, thanks for catching that Writearound. :)