“Any thoughts, Your Highness?”
Edward did not respond. He just stared beyond the parapet, his feet rooted to the floor. Somehow, he still did not feel safe.
“How high is it?” Byron asked instead, his face, as usual, showed more fascination than fear.
“Ah! About thirty feet, Your Highness,” Captain Reiner replied, grinning.
“It is not much taller than that of Torden, then. The Wall of Lumiere is twice as tall, is it not?”
“Yes, it is, Your Highness. However, Ostra already has enough natural fortification towards three sides, and as you already know, Torden suffers from other constraints.”
Byron leaned over the parapet, much to his cousin’s chagrin. Taking a deep breath, he spat towards the ground, and observed it slowly falling through the air, and glittering under the noon sun. Continue reading Character Origins #3: Edward and Byron