Part 5: The Cell
The thuggish guards dragged Rinn away and in no time he found himself stripped of his belongings and roughly shoved into a dark cell with the iron door clanging shut behind him.
At first he threw himself at the bars as if to tear them from the foundation, but then a wave of despair washed away his blind fury, allowing him to see clearly again.
Gods, he thought, what do I do now?
And what did Ishar mean 'my parent's spell'? They didn't know any magic... I think. No, they would have told me. My family would have...
Oh gods, what have I done.
The last of his strength suddenly melted away and he sunk to his knees against the bars, cold realization freezing into a lump in his stomach
I didn't even stop to bury them. I rushed off, I was so angry, I didn't think and now... oh gods, what HAVE I done.
It was too late now. There was nothing left. His family was dead, and he was defeated, battered, imprisoned, and all alone...