Tales of Somneria - Ep 6-2: The Pharaoh's GuardTales of Somneria
The Pharaoh’s Guard
Blushing, Mercy stepped out of the Pharaoh’s chambers, into a gilded sandstone hall. A large gap allowed the sun to filter in from the ceiling, but the presence of strange, mist-producing plants kept the room cool. Standing in the hall, waiting for her, were the rest of her companions - Fiona, Lunaria, Song, and Winnifry. Also among them was the woman from before, Laila, and another woman Mercy did not recognize. Fiona lit up at the sight of her companion.
“Mercy! Are you alright?” the pixie asked, a smile on her face. Mercy could only smile back, but as composed as she may have seemed she was in fact trying desperately to breathe normally.
“Yes! Yes, yes, it was just exhaustion, I-I’m fine!” she said, putting an iota more into the affirmation than she needed.
Laila, however, wasted no tim