Here is continue for the last time, here happens lot`s of things and we meet new character :3

Eros and Astar got outside of the Headless man`s alley, Astar put hoodie on and then they started to walk to the gates, they came at the gates and saw king`s men, they were those same men who had beaten them up yesterday. They asked something from Marthon who rolled his head and said something, Eros saw how couple of them stepped closer old man and seemed to threaten him. Eros grapped onto his swords handle but Astar stopped him and pointed out Marthons hands which pointed to the safe alley.

Both turned to the alley quietly and then started to run down it to the hidden door, they went in tot the forest and Eros saw how Marthon just casually threw drunken men to the forest with his vines. Eros laughed a little bit until he almost ran into Astar, he said something was wrong and continued to run. Eros looked him confused for a moment until he started to run after him.

Eros started to smell smoke, he stepped up and Astar started to shout after him, Eros saw flames trough woods and just ran even faster. Finally he saw burning house and next things he remembered was when Astar pulled him backwards from the flaming house and he passed out. Later he woke up from the grass, he sat up and just watched the carbonized ruins of his lifetime home.

Eros stood up, his legs shaked like noodles, he walked to the ruins and just stared the chimney and the charred bed of the house that only stood there silently. Finally he walked at the barn, all doors were open and he saw their horse running around the fields, pigs and cows were gods knows somewhere deep in the forests. Eros heard cursing, he saw Astar walking to him pretty gloomy face, paper in his hand.

"That fucking bitch! she always mixes into things that dosen`t belong to her!" Astar said suddenly and looked very, very angry.

"You know the person who did this?" Eros asked, Astar nodded silently.

"My aunt, she wanted our attention and this seemed to be only way to her... I am really sorry, she is just... Fucked up personality..." Astar said.

"Do they have my grandmother?" Eros asked, Astar nodded and said that they must have taken her earlier, other things happened later.

"Why did they do this, could they have just left some note on the door?!" Eros asked in anger.

"I would tell if I knew, have to say this is something new, usually she just really left note on the door and bur couple barns but now... I really don`t know what she was thinking..." Astar admitted, Eros watched him in silence.

"Damn it, I kill those guys when I meet them!" Eros screamed angrily, Astar just watched him.

"Well, you can try." Eros heard a voice

He something hitting on his neck, he fell down, Astar pulled his knife out and started to fight against big, strong looking men. He was good fighter but soon some man got him into his hold, he took some cloth and put it on Astar`s face, he fought for a moment and looked horrified until he became limp, Eros felt something on his face and soon he fell unconscious.


Eros woke up, he noticed he was in something moving, he looked around him, he was on horse carriage which had strong bars on it`s windows and pretty strong looking walls and roof. Eros looked on the other side of the carriage, he saw something dark on the corner until he realized it was Astar. Eros crawled to him and saw he looked pretty bad, Astar was more pale than normally, his skin was cold and he had trouble to breathe.

Eros smelled scent of Ravenflower and remembered that Astar couldn`t stand it, Eros looked at Astar`s belt bag, he had heard something about medicine that could help. He opened the bag and looked for a moment, finally he found little potion with some dark liquid in it, he opened the bottle and put liquid on Astar`s mouth.

Astar started to cough, paleness  disappeared and his breathing started to stabilize, skin got warmer, Astar opened his eyes, Eros put him down and soon Astar sat up. He shook for a moment until he leaned to the wall, he looked Eros for a moment until he thanked and said that Eros had saved his life. Eros nodded and handed over the bottle to Astar, Astar looked it for a moment until he put it on his belt bag.

"Where are we heading to?" Eros asked and tried to listen something else than just the wheels rumbling.

"To my Aunt`s castle." Astar said and looked pretty tired.

"She seems pretty dangerous person" Eros said.

"She is, she is merchant, she does everything to keep business running." Astar said.

"How we are related to it?" Eros asked.

"Something is wrong with her business and I think I was the closest relative to her castle."

"What the gods!? How I am sucked into this then?! Eros sighed.

"She probably has been following me for a while and thinks you are cute, also I think the problem is big enough that he needs two people.Otherwise she would have probably ordered her men to leave you somewhere knocked out and robbed." Astar explained.

"Can`t we just say no?" Eros asked.

"No, no we can`t once my uncle defied her and now he is under the ground." Astar said and looked away little bit, he seemed very sad.

"I am sorry to hear that." Eros said silently, Astar stayed quiet for the rest of the trip.

Cart stopped, they were forced out and dragged in to the castle, Eros looked around and saw that Astar`s aunt was rich, really, really rich. There was silk, gold, jewelry and all kind other  expensive things. Eros was impressed. they went inside and he saw beautiful women and handsome men all around them, they were probably butlers and harem members, he noticed the critical faces they made while looking at them.

Soon they came in big, no massive hall, there were loads of gold, diamonds and other fancy stuff, in the middle of it was throne made of big pillows and sofas. In the middle of it all, lied almost half- naked, gorgeous woman, who was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Astar hissed to Eros that he should put his mouth shut, he looked stupid, Eros saw that his jaw has dropped, he shut it down.

Woman laughed warmly, she smiled but her eyes didn`t, they looked dangerous. Woman had just white light dress and light chest armor, just... nothing else, Eros turned his head it was rude to look such a scantily dressed woman so... inappropriate.

Woman walked on them, she had same kind of pointy ears like Astar and long, white/blonde hair. Her body was like a vase, very slender waisted vase. Woman had same yellow eyes like Astar but she didn`t had scales on her cheeks or horns, she looked more like an elf.

"Oh, you have such a pretty boy with you, look at his eyes, like glacier, and that body, I think i`ll take him with me." Woman said and watched Eros smiling, she was way too close to him.

"Shut your mouth Milayn, tell us what do you want?" Astar said coldly and Milayn sighed dramatically, she walked on Astar and got very close to him.

"My dear little Astar, why can`t you call me your aunt dear and besides, don`t always be so suspicious..." Milayn said smiling, suddenly a cold glare raised to her face and she sniffed Astar few times until she stood up in rage.

"Which one you idiots used ravenflower extract? I said it at least 185 times, no ravenflower?! Are you idiots or  just fucking stupid people?" Milayn raged, Eros looked at Astar who seemed very uncomfortable, his face was full of mixed feelings.

"Oh I am very sorry, well on the business, I have your grandmother as you may know." Milayn said.

"We know, what do you want us to do?" Astar asked.

"You have to figured out who is preventing my trading to Taleheart, find it out and do something about it." Milayn said and turned around.

"It could be king" Eros said, Milayn turned at Eros and looked at him with cold eyes.

"king would NEVER do that, he knows what I am capable of, he would never resist me, NEVER!!!" Milayn raged and soon she turned back to smile and apologized her behavior.

"First you promise you wont harm his grandmother" Astar said.

"I can keep that promise easily, she is just a wonderful lady." Milayn said.

"And second you will fix their house and catch their animals because those idiots burned it down and let the animals free." Astar continued, Milayn turned to her men, she looked furious.

"Have you questioned my authority again? I said, no violence or pointless vandalism, do you have any idea how much this costs me?! Gods, I just asked you to burn some old barns along the way! Ugh, I just can`t understand how stupid you people are!!" Milayn shouted and looked his men in rage

After  she calmed down a little bit, she ordered her old crew to take new ones in to the chambers to "learn their lesson", soon those hunks that had stood behind them were gone and Milayn turned to them apologizing for their actions asking would they still take her quest.

"I think we don`t have any other choice." Eros said and looked at Astar who sighed submissively.

Milayn smiled, now smile reached her eyes, she suggested that Eros and Astar should eat and rest before they started Eros smiled a little bit, food sounded just now the greatest thing ever. Soon after Milayn`s servant`s lead them to spa, where they were cleaned and dressed.

After the bath Eros started to dress himself up, on the halfway of dressing he decided to ask something from Astar. He turned around to his friend but instead of saying something he just stared at his back and just... just stared. Astars back was full of scars, not any small scars, long, wide, red scars that looked very painful, Astar saw him staring and pulled shirt on him very quickly and just walked out of the room.

Eros looked after him and after that he put his shirt on and noticed it was little too tight for him like his trouses making his muscles visible. Eros put his cleaned up jacket on and walked out of the room, Astar`s clothing seemed normal and Astar noticed difference too, laughing a little bit, saying his aunt was from the weird side when it came to these things. Eros asked more comfortable trousers from butlers and after little begging they listened to him, little morose looks on their faces, finally they were led to the dining room.

Eros saw her grandmother chatting with Milayn, grandmother turned around and Eros walked to him,they hugged for a long time until they sat down and started to talk to each other. Eros noticed that Milayn had put something more appropriate on her, it was golden white dress which had very open neckline and deep cut on it`s side. Milayn looked at him little disappointed until they start to eat.

After a while Eros saw a handsome looking man coming into the room with a small boy in his arms, man sat next to Milayn and they kissed, Eros noticed immediately change in Astars face, he looked pretty surprised and doubtful. Boy sat on Milayn`s lap and just sat there, drawing on papers that man had brought to him chewing a piece of bread at the same time. 

Eros noticed that he just watched the boy, he had white-/blonde hair like his mother did and very deep amber eyes like his father did. His skin was mildly tanned and he had a body that looked way too fragile for a little boy like him, he looked just like a person who could shatter in any moment. Boy suddenly raised his head and looked at him, they just stared each other for a moment until he got off from his mothers lap and just walked over them. 

Boy just stared at him and suddenly he sat on his lap, Milayn looked very surprised but happy and so did his husband, boy just sat there for a good fifteen minutes until he seemed to get bore and got back to his mother. Milayn said something quietly to his son and he replied as quietly as she had. Eros noticed that he just watched and smiled to the scene.

To be continued...