It was noon, and Lord Dragon was where he was always at this time of the day. In his hand was a bucket of raw flesh for his special little pet, a horrible two-headed dragon.
He threw it a pice and watched in joy as it fought over the meat. The right head seemed to be winning more today than usual. He loved it when you could see the pure fire of anger burning in the deep within the soul of someone who is fighting for his or her life.
He knew that that same fire now burned in Raven’s eyes too, and that he was coming for him. He already started to make plans to fight Raven and the Brotherhood’s return, and he was ready to fight also.
Moments later, his Captain of the Guard, Jerrodd, came down the stairs to report to him. “Sire, the bounty hunters you sent for are here, and they await you in the main hall.”
“Good,” he said casually. “Tell them to wait in the study. I shall be along shortly.” Jerrodd bowed, and turned to leave the room, “What of the Omega’s? Did we ever get any word?”
“We never got a response. We did send a second message, but we got the soldier back in pieces. So they want to be left alone.”
As Jerrodd continued up the stairs, he could have sworn he heard Lord Dragon continue to speak.
“It appears that maybe the Omega’s do fear Raven after all. I guess that after killing almost half of those involved, in less than two years, then taking his time with the others, you would have expect it.”
Jerrodd could not believe what he heard, what could of happened between his brother and the Omega’s, and why. But these were questions he was going to have to ask another day. He needed to start his training again. The fight was coming soon and he needed to be ready.
* * * *
It was nearly half an hour later when Lord Dragon finally arrived, in the small study, where the bounty hunters waited. He casually walked in and sat down at the head of the table. The chair was tall in the back, was black as night, it was also covered with deep purple plush, and at the top of the chair was a carving of a two-headed dragon, similar to Thorne, each facing opposite directions.
After a brief pause, Lord Dragon began to speak, “You all know why you are here. The man I am searching for has one of the highest bounties on his head ever, and he is also easily one of the most dangerous. Some of you may have trained with him or even fought him, and all of you had lost, but together, you are strong. Together you have an excellent chance of beating him. I tell you all this because of the fact he is in the city today, and I am doubling that bounty. “
All the men in the room sat straight up and listened. They all looked around at each other in shock, and murmured among each other. After a few moments, their leader, Zorn, raised his hand, and all the men grew silent. When Lord Dragon allowed him to speak, he stood up. “Your highness, may I ask one question? How do you think we are going to do that?”
Lord Dragon’s thin smile creaped across his face. “Why Zorn, is that fear I hear in your voice?” he said sneared.
Zorn’s blood began to boil. He once had been the captain of the guard, and was the one man who trained Raven as a child. Of anyone here, he was the one person who had seen Raven at his best, and he knew his abilities. Zorn also knew his weaknesses, and had already put his plan into motion.
“I beg your pardon sir, but that fear you hear, is the fact I am afraid what your highness will do if my boys get too rowdy and kill Raven.”
Lord Dragon laughed out loud his voice echoing in the large room making it even louder. “Tell you what Zorn, if your boys can kill Raven, I will triple the bounty. What do you think of that?”
Zorn bowed towards Lord Dragon, “You are most kind my Lord,” he said.