Friday, December 2, 2011

The Archeress, Part 11

Combat (Part 11 of The Archeress)
The guards came at her side-by-side, the left dropping his pike to take her low, the other toward her face and throat.
As they closed, she pulled the blades free from her forearm sheaths, curved and wicked.  The left guard, steps ahead of his fellow, thrust at her knees, hoping to trip her.  She leaped lightly to the wall, pushed off with her left foot, and vaulted over him, slashing with her right hand at his unprotected neck.  Her flip continued, allowing her to bring a left backhand slash across the second guard’s face.
Blood sprayed as she ran on.

Previous Installments:
Part 1:  Preparation
Part 2:  Infiltration
Part 3:  Eyrie
Part 4:  Patience
Part 5:  Stirrings
Part 6:  Action
Part 7:  Decision
Part 8, 9:  Discovery, Egress
Part 10:  Flight

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