Narcissus is a highly refined nobleman of Machra-la, and once most serious rival of Lapis Lazuli in competition for the throne. Realizing at the very end that it was a game he would not win, he graciously conceded and swore his allegiance to the new lord, and consequently had his life gallantly spared. A rare thing for a former rival of the new ruler. Continue reading “Narcissus”
Original Written Work Characters:Narcissus, Lazuli Summary: The glorious rivalry of Machra-la’s brightest rising young stars is reaching its bittersweet conclusion.
“May I have a word with you, Sati Lazuli..?”
“But of course, Sati Narcissus. I always do so enjoy our conversations.”
The din turned only slightly less deafening as they made their way into the fresh night air of the gardens, moving with the very studied casual grace of two men expecting a dagger to the back at any moment.
“Our beloved Rava certainly knows how to throw a party, doesn’t she..?” Lazuli commented, turning to face his bitter rival with a benign smile.
“Oh, yes,” Narcissus agreed, smile every bit as sweet. “The Festival of Five Flowers this last spring? Absolutely inspired! I will have to admit, these last few years of sparring with you in all the golden halls of Machra-la have been entertaining beyond measure.”