Action (Part Six of The Archeress)
The opening speaker was finishing a lusty call for “reform” of the old ways, firing up the crowd. It made her stomach sour and her blood burn.
His closing lines turned both to ice as he introduced the man everyone was really here to see.
The elevated position gave her bow another fifty yards of effective range. She would need all of it to reach the stage. As he walked confidently to the podium, waving to the crowd, she stood and strung the bow. The arrow she’d caressed into the quiver the night before whispered free, for its final flight.
Part 1: Preparation
Part 2: Infiltration
Part 3: Eyrie
Part 4: Patience
Part 5: Stirrings