#ThursThreads – Illusions

#ThursThreads – Illusions

Prompt: “They’re not coming back.”

After donning the robes and gathering our things, we sneak out of the building. According to Valmong, Jaya left for the night about an hour ago, so we should be in the clear. Unfortunately for us, she must have suspected something.

At the end of the alley, a pair of brutish-looking men seem to be standing guard. They both carry heavy broadswords that get bigger with every step we take. They haven’t noticed us yet, but even with the element of surprise, I don’t like our odds. Valmong still isn’t fully healed from the night before and I’m not exactly eager to try out my new dagger.

“Stay here.” Valmong pulls us into the shadows.

Before I can protest the protective gesture, Nevari breaks away and tosses what looks like a pair of round canisters at the two men. The light clanking alerts them, but not soon enough. A light smoke rises from the cannisters, engulfing them. A moment later, the men shout and point somewhere down the street, away from us. They break into a run.

“They’re not coming back anytime soon.” Nevari scoops the cannisters back up.

“What did you do to them?”

“Just a hallucination.” She shrugs. “Simple, but effective.”

I’m starting to understand why Claritas saw value in rescuing her. If she can enchant items into making people see things, what else can she do?

Be sure to check out the rest of the responses at the prompt.

As always, think happy thoughts 🙂

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