The Staff of the Unimaginable glowed at her centre. She was using her power. He had unlocked the secret to her again, but this time, she was helping him to destroy a unicorn! Did she know, he wondered, what it was he had asked? Did she understand? Did she realise that it was a command to destroy her makers? Neves On caught his breath and grinned from darkened lips. If she could be commanded to help kill one unicorn, then perhaps his power was endless. Perhaps he could destroy the entire herd. Precious success surged through his sinister, dismal heart.
Gripping her white wood in an iron fist, he felt her power flush through him. In that moment of soaring triumph, he was unprepared for the wand’s next move. For the first time ever while Neves On held her, she spoke.
It was more a sound than words, streaming from her in a metallic shriek, and the five scores which deeply cut and wounded her pure wood glowed bitter red to match her centre.
Even as she responded to Neves On’s chant, she twisted in his grasp and brought one of her charred scores to rest on his hand. It burned him as surely as if the wolf he was using in the outside world to wreak havoc had attacked him!
With a shriek to match the wand, the Sorcerer of Great Contempt stared at his hand in disbelief. It was raw and open and showed the marks of teeth. His mind raced. How could that be? He gaped and dropped the wand even as he staggered with the intensity of her burn.
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