© 2011 by Rigel Ailur
Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
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Azure and Serulean came into the world in the midst of a hurricane. The onset of labor coincided with the onslaught of the tempest and both raged for hours. Six-foot-thick granite walls only partially muffled the sounds of fierce gales assailing the castle and mountains of water pounding the cliff on which it perched. Driven not only by the typhoon, but also by the highest tides of the season, gargantuan waves nearly reached the top of the mighty cliff from which the castle overlooked the ocean.