“How far can the Eagles travel?” Cerys asked after a while, when the horses were finally allowed to slow down and recover from the terrible run they been forced into.
“As far as they want to. I’ve heard of those birds passing over the royal city, and then heading out towards the sea, and then turning back to pass over the highest mountain range on our continent.”
“All in one day?” Cerys wanted to know.
“How should I know that?” James snapped in reply.
Peter and his boyfriend let their horses relax a little bit more, and felt a little bit behind the others. “I wonder if he’s starting to regret bringing us here Peter grumbled.”
“You weren’t too keen on being here yourself, if I recall,” Bayani replied.
“And do you want to know the reason why?” peter muttered.
Bayani had no cause to say ‘no’ to that question.
“It’s because Summerlay is much too strange of a kingdom!” Peter complained. “Why is there so much that is trying to kill us here?”
“I could say the same thing about Earth,” James replied. It turned out that he could heard them even from that far ahead. “It is not much safer there than it is here. Or should I say, I feel a little safer here then I do on Earth. It is really a master of knowing your way around, knowing what to expect.”
“Well, you didn’t tell us to expect any kind of monsters coming out of the shadows, and you did not tell us to expect stampeding buffalo with giant horns! You didn’t tell us about eagles twice the size of blue whales that dropped dangerous things out of the sky, either.” Peter seemed to be on a roll, and kept on expressing himself to James. “When we get to the next tavern, why don’t you tell us about all the dangerous things that are out there waiting to kill us?”
James was not impressed by the younger teenager’s criticism. “Would it be possible to list all of the dangerous things on Earth?”
“You make it sound so impossible,” Peter told him.
“You could start listing things now,” James snapped back. “Maybe you will finish by the time you get to the castle in the capital city.”
Peter scowled at the comment. “Just start with the stuff that I really need to worry about.”
“Your attitude,” James told him.