Latahlali woke early. She hadn’t been trying to adjust her sleeping schedule. It had just happened. Today she knew was to be a big day, and she had rushed to the park to complete her practice first. She could still only achieve a flicker of the flame, and although it was consistent, it was not the result she was supposed to have. Once, she thought the flame had gotten larger, but it was hard to tell with the flicker at the same time. She would tell Raleth about it later. Perhaps he could give her some tips on getting it right now that she felt she was getting closer.
It was still early when she finished her practice, but the shops were already beginning to open. She packed her wand and candle back into her bag, and hurried to the herbalist’s shop. They had passed it the other night, when she and Kestrae had gone shopping. The woman had just opened the shop’s doors when Latahlali arrived there.
“Hello, can I help you find anything?” The woman asked as Lali looked around the shop at the different containers of herbs.
Lali’s ears darkened. She quietly answered, “I’m looking for mageroyal tea. I heard you have some.”
The woman nodded, “Yes, we always have that in stock.” She walked to one of the shelves that lined the walls of the shop and took down a small container. “Half of Dalaran would cause a fuss if we ever ran out. You can bet the other half wouldn’t be very happy either.” She smiled gently, handing Lali the small container. “Some places sell it in larger amounts, but it works best if it’s fresh. You only need one cup a day. I can sell you extra if you ever plan a trip or some time away from the city, but I can’t guarantee it’s effectiveness if it’s more than a week old.” She looked Lali up and down, obviously coming to the conclusion that she was a first time user. “Make sure you keep the tin tightly sealed, and drink it every day.”
Lali nodded as she paid. She trusted the woman to know what she was talking about. She put the tea in her bag, and stepped out of the shop.
She wasn’t sure what time Ellorian would be awake, but she knew it would still be too early to go to his home. She knew of one of the libraries he frequented, high in one of the spires that towered above the city. Even if he didn’t show up there, it would be a quiet place to work on Raleth’s gift until later in the day.
She found the portal to the library and took a seat where she could see others come in. She took her book and quill out of her bag and began to write.
The handsome battlemage flung frost bolts in every direction as soon as he reached his beautiful apprentice’s side. The horrible minions of Addlemindthir were defeated once more. Her old teacher did not want her back, but he was determined to teach her one final lesson. The old coot didn’t appreciate being aware that he was an awful teacher.
“Rathel, you saved me again!” She exclaimed as she threw her arms around her tall, charming hero.
The dashing battlemage smiled as he caressed her ear softly. “I would defeat a thousand evil sorcerers to be by your side.” He pulled her close and kissed her deeply.
She looked up at the portal. There was still no sign of the Highborne. She continued writing.
Her hand wandered to one of his ears. They were stunningly erect. “What if he never relents? What if he sends his minions after me for an eternity?” As he held her close and kissed her again, she could feel another part of him becoming stunningly erect through his robe.
“I will continue to defend you from them until the end of time if I have to, but I know Addlemindthir. I know he will show himself eventually. It will be then that we can make our final strike against this hideous monster!” He looked deep into her eyes. “You will be strong enough then. Your skills have already improved so much. Together, we can defeat him for good.” He kissed her again as they both removed their clothing.
He laid her down in the soft grass beside the stream, using his cloak to shield their naked bodies from the chill air. She caressed his amazingly erect ears as he rubbed his aroused manhood against her wet–
She looked up again as a tall Highborne mage appeared near the portal. She quickly closed her book and capped her ink. She stood and approached him.
“Ellorian, I need your help with something.”
The mage raised a brow, “I thought Raleth was your instructor?” He started walking towards one of the shelves of books.
She followed him. “I need to go to Darnassus.”
Ellorian twitched an ear as he looked at the books.
Lali continued, “Please, he gave me money to get a saber. It won’t take long. I promise. Raleth can’t go there. I really need your help. Please.”
Ellorian sighed. He looked like he was about to say something when he glanced down at his robes. He sighed again. “Fine, meet me outside the building in 10 minutes.” With a whisper of a spell he disappeared. She went back to the table and gathered her things together. She rushed outside to meet him.
She was surprised when he walked up to her. Gone were the long flowing robes and sparkling head pieces. Ellorian wore pants and a shirt and looked rather plain.
“Can you cast like that?” She asked, eyeing his attire.
“Of course.” He twitched an ear. “Portals are fairly easy to create.”
They walked off to the side of the street where he opened the portal. She stepped through it.
Ellorian walked with her towards the sabers. There were flowered wreathes around floating candles on the lake. There were people in boats, kissing. She twitched an ear as she walked across the spanning bridges to the other side of the city to where the saber trainers sold mounts. She would love to ride on the boats with Raleth. She didn’t think there were any boats in Dalaran. She frowned and glanced at Ellorian. He seemed nervous and jumpy. He was no good for conversation, not that she had much hope that he would be. He was set on calling her a commoner. She could think of worse things to be called, but it still bothered her. She wanted to be his friend, but not if he would constantly call her that.
They came to the open area where the sabers napped in the early afternoon sun. She approached one of the handlers. Ellorian stood off to the side near a moss-covered log. He looked around nervously. Lali frowned at him and continued towards the handler. “Hello, I’m looking to buy my first saber. Do you have any gentle ones that are used to being around a lot of people?”
The woman nodded. “We have a stormsaber. She was one of the ones that we rescued from Ashenvale. She’s a bit older, but very gentle.” The woman led her to the saber. Lali had no idea how to check a saber’s quality. She glanced at Ellorian, whom seemed intent on ignoring that he came with her, a ‘commoner’. He was no help. At least he was giving her the portals so it wouldn’t take too long to get her saber and return..
Lali nodded at the woman and pat the saber’s shoulder. The saber was a beautiful, spotted blue. Her coat was shiny and soft, and she looked to be in good health as far as Lali could tell. She discussed the price with the woman and was able to save a few gold because of the saber’s age. Her own saber.
She couldn’t wait to show Raleth.