The Value of Blood - PresentMy, how I've changed. Morticary thought as he looked at the photo in his hands. It was taken not long after he and Rowan were partnered. Since then, he had grown several inches, had his ears pierced with little golden rings, got a tattoo and earned himself an uncountable number of scars. He set the photo back down on the table beside him. He was almost fifteen now, he had been ten back then.The Value of Blood - Present by Rydrake
He groaned and jumped off the sofa “I'm going out for a walk, Rowan.” A grunt and a nod was her only answer as she hunched over her desk, working on a schematic for a new weapon. Morty slung his bow over his shoulder and buckled his quiver to his hip. “Don't work too hard, Ro.” He called out before he left the flat.
Once in the forest, Morty left the paths and wondered the undergrowth. Being out in the wild calmed him and helped him gather his thoughts. Suddenly he stopped, his ears pricked. He had heard something... hadn't he? He could have sworn he had. A ver
The Value of Blood - Past“You're not an elf! You're a half blood!"The Value of Blood - Past by Rydrake
Ten year old Morticary grunted as he was slammed into the wooden wall by his kin. Falling to one knee out of pain, he looked up at the boy who had pushed him, “B..but Damous... we're brothers!” The older elf laughed, to Morticary it sounded cold and cruel. “You were, and still are, nothing more then a mistake. Even mother says so. You never should have been born!” Damous' friends lunged at Morticary, trying to grab him so he would get hit again, but Morty saw an opening and jumped over one of the muscled elves as they bent down. He was out the door and down the street before the other boys could react.
This was normal for them, they never got along. Morty reached up and felt his pointed ears. They were only a few inches long. Damous' ears, a full elf's ears, went up past the crown of his head. Hot tears pricked at his eyes as he leaned against a tree. He had run all the way to the park, even though he knew h
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