Reality Skimming

Diff the Dragon – Part Thirty Nine

Diff the Dragon by Angela Lott, illustrations by Richard Bartrop. An Okal Rel Universe Legacy Novella featuring the young Alivda

Angela Lott is the middle child of Lynda’s three daughters. She did two years of Business schooling at the College of New Caledonia and is now working as a receptionist at her local FYiDoctors. In her spare time she enjoys writing, video blogging, reading and watching very nerdy TV shows.

Part 39

“Ha!” Tatt said. “I win.”

“No fair!” Alivda said. “You’re on the higher ground.”

The children’s voices drifted in from the practice area.

“Are you sure this is a good idea?” Amel asked Di Mon.

“They will be fine,” Di Mon replied.

Amel was reassured.

“Di Mon,” came a shy voice from the other room.

“Yes, Erien,” Di Mon said, turning to his foster son.

“I finished my book.”

“Is there another you would like to read?”

“I can’t reach it.”

Di Mon sighed, but got up and followed Erien out of the room.

Amel listened to his Diff practice with her sword, while he thought about his half-brother who didn’t even know who he was.

“Should we make this a regular thing?” Amel asked Di Mon, as he and Alivda were leaving.

Di Mon did not like this idea for many reasons. None of which he was going to talk about with Amel, especially since one of them was Amel.

“No,” Di Mon said.

“Oh,” Amel said. “Okay.”

I should have brought her when Eva was here, Amel thought sadly, as he and Alivda walked out.

“I liked Tatt,” Alivda said. “He was fun.”

“Well, he is really busy,” Amel said.

“You mean I won’t get to spar with him again!” Alivda said annoyed.

“I don’t think so.”

Alivda pouted.

Amel sighed.

“Alright fine!” Amel said, resigned. “You wanna learn from me?”

Alivda nodded.

“But I won’t be teaching you to kill or anything,” Amel said.

“Okay,” Alivda said. “But I will convert whatever you teach me into a fighting technique.”

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