Prophecy of Jessa

Part 13: Follow

Rinn flung open the door at the top of the stairs and blinked in the bright light of the upper halls, thanking the gods for orcish stupidity.

No guards yet. Good.

Briefly he thought to keep going, to try to sneak out of Ishar's home, come back when he was stronger and more prepared, but that would mean leaving the mysterious girl behind.

He couldn't do that. He'd made a promise.

"Jessa?" he whispered, hoping she'd hear.

The girl's shape reformed in front of him. "You did it!"

"Jessa, before someone sees us. I need to know where's Ishar?"

"In her study. It's this way."

He followed the phantasmal girl through the corridors, pausing only to duck away from the aimlessly wandering guards who seemed unaware of his escape so far. After more twists and turns than he could keep track of, she finally came to a stop.

"We're here," she whispered.

There was nothing but a blank wall.