SPELLBOUND Chapter 158
"Alright," Evie said confidently and then she fixed her gaze to where her husband was. He had moved a little closer to the walls and looked up at her, smiling.
She was a little nervous but when she remembered that time when she practiced with Zolan, she relaxed, knowing that her husband would definitely be able to catch her arrows too. There would be no way that he would miss!
After making sure that the arrow she picked was not the poisoned ones, even asking Leon to double check it, Evie took a deep breath and prepared herself.
"Tell him to get ready," Evie told Leon and the man did as she said.
Gavriel smirked. He could see her clearly as she aimed at him. Her silvery hair dancing behind her in the wind as she pulled her arrow was truly a sight to behold. She looked like a warrior queen ready to go into battle. And he believed that she was.
He watched her released her arrow and with a proud smile, Gavriel caught it. He saw her smiled in triumph when she heard what Leon told her.
"That was a very precise shot." The duke, who was with his two remaining old generals, said. "The princess has some real serious talent."
"Of course." Gavriel glanced at the duke with a prideful smile. "And this is not the only amazing thing she could do."
"You mean the princess knows how to wield sword as well, Your Highness?" one of the grey-haired generals asked as Gavriel caught another perfectly shot arrow from Evie.
"No. She's actually bad at wielding swords but" Gavriel paused, and his eyes gleamed with something unfathomable. The generals do not quite know if he was happy or not about it. "She has a weapon that only she could wield."
The duke and the generals furrowed their brows in curiosity. "Mind sharing what that special weapon is with us, Your Highness?" All of them wanted to know what special weapon that only the princess could use.
Gavriel's lips curved up into a small smile and without giving them any answer, Gavriel excused himself and the next moment, he was next to Evie up in the watchtower. The duke and his generals just watch him sped off with mouth slightly agape and exchanged glances with each other. They guessed that it would still remain a mystery that special weapon only the princess could use.
The prince had sent Leon to the ground to be Evie's target instead of him and then he assisted Evie with her so-called archery practice. After that, he insisted that she had to go and rest.
Evie obeyed him this time, not wanting him to worry about her, and thus, she rested all throughout that afternoon and slept till evening came.
To her delight, Gavriel still made it in time to join her for supper. Even though they were in a dire situation, surprisingly Evie did not feel tensed up at all. Maybe because Gavriel was being the ever calm and collected being that he was.
They managed to dine as though everything was alright and none out of the ordinary. But the moment their delightful dinner ended, the news that they were waiting for came.
Their enemies were finally coming.
Rain drops began to fall, causing Evie's heart to stir and become uneasy. Somehow, she had always felt that wet and dreary weather like this usually brings bad news and are bad omens.
Gavriel had immediately brought her up to the watchtower. It was already nearing midnight and the it was raining too. So, the night was so much darker than usual. However, the entire castle walls had been lit, and even the watchtower was not left out. Evie was thankful because she knew that the vampires do not need any lights as their vision is enhanced and could see well enough in the dark.
After fixing Evie's hood to cover her head well from the lightly falling rain, Gavriel then moved to cup her face and kiss her lips. "Are you ready for the battle, my love?" he asked when he pulled away, his voice still field with mischief.
"I am," Evie replied with confidence, "I know everything will be alright again."
"I hope you are not upset at me in not allowing you to be with me at ground level when the battle starts. You do understand my reasoning though, right?" Gavriel asked Evie, his eyes searching hers intently.
Evie looked at him with hooded eyes for a few seconds. "Though I was slightly upset at first, I do understand your reasoning. I am just glad that you still allowed me to participate in the battle from up here as an archer." Evie finally said, putting Gavriel out of his nervousness that he did not know he had. "Thank you, Gav." Evie added softly with a grateful smile.
"Yes." He smiled back at her. "Just stay here and do the best you can. Once you're done, just wait for me. We'll end this war tonight." Gavriel told her with utmost confidence brimming in his voice, his eyes shining as he stared into hers.
She flashed a gentle smile at him. "Please be careful and come back to me safe and sound. I'll be here, watching over you, my love."
He pulled her in for a quick hug then kissed her forehead.
"I'm leaving her to you," he told Zolan and as soon as Zolan nodded, Gavriel was gone.
Evie immediately grabbed her bow and arrows. Her heart was drumming in hard thuds as she looked down into the darkness. This was it. She mumbled as her grip on her bow tightened. 'It will be alright. He will be alright. Everyone is going to be alright' she whispered to herself again. 'My husband is very strong. He is the strongest there is. No one could hurt him.'
But as she looked up into the dark sky, Evie's eyes widened in shock. Lightning began to flash intensely in the sky and thunder boomed loudly. Her heart froze, knowing what this phenomenon was indicating.
No wait this cannot be true Father!! Her mind screamed as she saw a dark figure emerging from the thick clouds lit up by countless lightning.
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