Sean preferred to look at his situation logically.  On one hand, getting locked in the Kyrii Royal Prison was bad, except of course, his hourglass of life was draining a little bit faster than usual.  But if was got rescued by the others, this stay would be little more than a respite from magic, spying, teamwork, and all the things that sound better and work better in books than they did in real life.  It was a plus-minus situation… but all bad if he didn’t get rescued.

He stretched his legs out and leaned back on the whitewashed brick wall.  Kyrii prisons had certain charm to them.  It his last stay at the magical prison, where he met Matheus in the first place, Sean found that Kyrii prisons were impeccably sterile.  It was a sort of kindness to the condemned; at least he had the promise of death by hanging instead of the threat of death by malaria.

Lately, death wasn’t sounding too bad.  That thought was the only reason he could devise for his optimism in being in this situation.  It could be argued that he hadn’t been exactly charming as of late, but he didn’t fault himself for it.  Losing Liselle had hit the group hard, although most tried not to show it, and with Jacob in critical condition and Kesstrel the healer missing in action, things went from bad to worst.  Being locked in prison, sentenced to death, seemed merciful at the moment.

He ran his fingers through his greasy brown hair and sighed audibly.  If, with a snap of his fingers, he could go back to times before, he would.  He would in an instant, and with no regrets.  This adventure just seemed a little too big for him.


Word: Malaria.  ||  Time: 15 minutes.  ||  Character: Sean Maluene.


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something to think about

"You know, I don't know if you'll understand this or not, but sometimes, even when I'm feeling very low, I'll see some little thing that will somehow renew my faith. Something like that leaf, for instance - clinging to its tree despite wind and storm. You know, that makes me think that courage and tenacity are about the greatest values a man can have. Suddenly my old confidence is back and I know things aren't half as bad as I make them out to be. Suddenly I know that with the strength of his convictions a man can move mountains, and I can proceed with full confidence in the basic goodness of my fellow man. I know that now. I know it." ~ End of Act I in the musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

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