Merlin caught the briefest glimpse of a lovely face, framed
by long blonde hair, and immediately curled his outstretched
hand into a fist, drawing his magic back into himself.
He looked about him, guiltily.
Arthurs knights were still frantically searching for
Over there, he shouted, pointing to a dense stand
of trees. IerI think I saw something, over
He needed timeand he needed to be aloneto work
out why, instead of Arthur, his spell had almost brought a beautiful
woman back from the magical world.
The whirlwind disappeared, swallowed by its own mouth.
Eowyn, released from its clutches, fell to her knees.
Oh, melmenya! Legolas threw himself down beside
her and gathered her into his arms.
Is she all right? asked Arthur, anxiously.
I saw someone, Lassui, Eowyn gasped. Hehe
was standing in the eye of the storm. I saw him clearly.
Was it a man? asked Legolas.
Yes, said Eowyn. Then, Nono, it was
a boya dark-haired boy, with deep, deep blue eyes and
hehe looked almost Elven, Lassui, but he was not.
Did you see anything more, my Lady? asked Arthur.
There was a tree, behind the boy, but it was black. Itnono,
it was scorched.
Frowning, Arthur glanced at Sir Bors.