Sarah looked around; it was quiet and felt too eerie for her liking, as she looked for life in this strange predicament in which she was now involved in.
Simon began to wander around; he had no idea what they were to do. It was Alison and Robert who had seen Lidah in a state, not he, and yet they had not travelled with them to show them where to look for her, or how to proceed in this cloudy, grey place they were standing in.
“Are you sure were at the right place?” Sarah asked as she looked around trying to make out the shapes in the fog that was surrounding them. “I mean, we are at the palace aren’t we?”
“No idea, but keep your eyes peeled in case Lidah is around here, lying on the ground and unable to throw a scream out for us to hear,” Simon stated, as he stared around the ground looking for old ladies.
“They said the palace, I’m presuming we are in the grounds and need to try and find our way to its doors,” Lorella suggested, as she looked around carefully, making sure she did not miss an opportunity to save someone’s life.
“If you’re so clever, you look for the palace then, I’m sure with your knowledge you’d find a great big building,” Sarah commented rudely as she turned her nose up at Lorella.
They attempted to walk in a straight line, but with the gardeners and royalty who had occupied this abode, the flowerbeds, fountains, trees and even a maze, made this an impossible feat.
Sarah was not happy. She had now wished she had not been overeager to go and assist Lidah in her attempt to get her out of the gem. Simon was getting upset, but not over Lidah, but Robert and Alison.
How had he missed their secret looks and smiles? How he recalled how Robert carried Alison in his arms like a knight in shining armour. He should’ve been the one to have taken her in his arms and protected her from the clutches of a boy who was now suddenly protecting her from the ill doings at the palace, like a warrior who was promised her hand in marriage in the future.
And if, as Amir said, he would be a good guardian for Alison for her future, what chance had he got, not now that she may be the Queen of Frinda? He was after all only a wizard, no one of real importance, unlike Robert, who would be fighting in wars, his bravery overpowering him, protecting him from the battles he would be involved in. He would after all be the one for a queen’s future rather than a wizard, whose only claim to fame was to pour potions on to wounds, and every now and then throw a spell that would scare an enemy into submission.
“Look,” Lorella shrieked as she pointed to an overly large dark object. “It has to be the palace.”
Sarah sighed and looked to where Lorella pointed.
“It had better be, my feet are killing me,” Sarah complained as she began to follow Lorella with a faster pace. “Come on Simon, your slowing us down,” Sarah groaned as she looked behind and looked at Simon’s down trodden face. “What’s up with you? It’s bad enough looking at you, without staring at an ugly mush...