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Wali and the door of the ancestors

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13.06.2018

Aqeeq, the Blue Dragon — Chapter #3:

The door was carved out of burnt oak; it was large and singed at the edges. “Aah this door, it was made to withstand dragon fire,” Grampa croaked as he traced his index finger over its rugged frame. His voice had started to break from exhaustion. “This wood is special Wali, it can never be replicated. You are its guardian now. It belonged to the ancestors of the Isbay’khta tribe who carved it out of dragon magic and splattered it with their blood before burning it with their fire. Tread carefully now, the ancestors are watching and the young have a flair for upsetting them,” Grampa warned as he let out a sigh. He held onto the eaves of the little shed tucked at the back of the house. He seemed like nothing more than a frail apparition in the haunting penumbra of the night.

Wali had been in the backyard many times before but he had never spotted this little structure. In fact, he had often played with Turaha’s fireflies, which were cocooned in the bush nearby. The fireflies danced bright against the pale glimmer of the half-moon, the way little creatures of joy ought to. The door itself was bordered with bands of blue ivy which clung tightly to the walls of the shed. There were shadows of darker hues and brighter blues all infused within the elaborate labyrinth of the creeper. Besides its burnt exterior and heavy wooden frame, the door seemed like any ordinary door with a gothic........

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