Knight of the Night

Knight of the Night

From my window, I could see him. A shadowy figure that could hardly be distinguished against the night sky. He wore a straw cape that surrounded his body billowing in the wind as he ran. A large round wood Chinese hat covered his head obscuring his face in the darkness, and still he ran. And as he did, I saw him produce a great sword from his cloak. It was gray as if it were stone and on the hilt the head and neck of a Chinese dragon was intricately carved. The hand on the hilt was as normal as could be expected from this strange character. It was smaller than mine was and it looked as if it had never seen the sun as it was dark and consumed by shadows. Suddenly he leaped into the air throwing of his hat, which flew around him and stopped above him in the air. For a moment I could see his face expressionless as it flew upwards. His face like his hands was very much human but very dark. It looked menacing but it seemed to be only my take on it for the face betrayed no emotions. The mysterious figure shouted something inaudible to me and disappeared up into his hat, which floated away on a sudden gust of wind, and this I not only knew I was in trouble, I knew this was going to change everything…

Look for this character and some of the others featured in this story in a new original fantasy tale by yours truly called The Dragon Collector, coming soon…