Sand in the Wind Chapter 1: The Prince and the Assassin
A Jannah x Fayn Production
Nothing but a great barren expanse stretched across farther than the human eye could perceive. Cliffs with nothing on them and a hard uncaring ground were all that filled the landscape, with the occasional small plant offered any difference of colour. Only the steel-blue of the sky bore any significant difference to the tanned setting it lingered over. This was the sight that played out in front of Arshan’s eyes, the scene he could not see, however, was completely different. He could hear it though. The sounds of people discussing and trading things among one another, or at the very least, attempting to trade things to those who had no need or want for such things. It was known as the town of Behruz to travellers and commoners alike, a friendly little place.
In fact, Arshan couldn’t describe it any better than that. A friendly little place. It was without a doubt friendly, always trying to appeal to the purses and attitudes of foreigners. It wasn’t exceptionally small, but compared to the larger cities that he had often spent his time in, it was certainly a smaller place. And finally, as it existed, and was a location, he had no doubt that it was in fact a place. He then turned so that Behruz was now in front of him, basked in the heavy light of the golden sun, as was everything. Arshan began his route along the main street, occasionally casting his eye to one of the people attempting to sell some trinket. He was a tall man, muscled, with brown eyes and black hair.
Now normally Arshan would’ve been a lot more careful, considering his situation. He was the prince who was currently a threat to his brother’s rule. However, he’d already travelled leagues from his home city, and no one here seemed to recognize him in the slightest. Most probably because when he adorned himself in the same clothes as everyone else, and imitated their manners, he wasn’t all that different. But what would he do know? Soon he’d need money, and he couldn’t keep running forever.