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The One Part 2(Preview) By A.J. Sutton (standard:fantasy, 204 words)
Author: A.J. SuttonAdded: Oct 21 2004Views/Reads: 2711/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
This is a preview of what is to become Part 2: Aparku's Awakening(Working Title)...

The boys eyes were now glowing with ferocity that no man of Nolam had
seen before in any beast. Aparku saw only life and held no memories of 
friends or family, for he now knew thwat he had but himself. He looked 
around at all in hatred and the villagers could see the ropes that 
bound him to the stake were rapidly unraveling. He was only a boy, but 
he had the eyes of a man ready to take lives meanininglessly. 

The greatest of the men, Ithaca, stood before him with his axe above his
head. Surely he would not kill the boy they exclaimed and Ithaca 
snapped at their sympathy. 'Look at his eyes, you all! certainly you 
can see the thirst for blood! The hunger for manslaughter! All of you, 
including I, have seen his strength and he must be stopped while he is 
not in position to use it!' 

The axe came down from the spot above Ithaca's head. But none heard the
slice of the sharp, the splash of blood. They opened the villagers 
opened their eyes to see the axe laying upon the ground and its keeper 
laying beside it. From that day, Aparku never returned to the 


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