There were only two Cardinal’s Guards left now. Lorna looked around her. There was a Guard on either side wearing their unmistakable crimson tabards with a gold cross in the centre. Lorna smiled. She was wearing a black mask that concealed her face. They had no idea who they were fighting.
Without warning she attacked the figure on her right. He parried her blade, while the Guard on her left moved behind her. She unexpectedly swung the blade behind her, dragging it across the chest of her would-be attacker. He yelled out and dropped to the ground. She then attacked the man in front. He parried her attack and disarmed her with his main gauche. Jumping up to the chandelier, she swung on it, her legs connecting with his chest. He fell backwards over a stone table. She jumped to the ground, retrieved her blade, and ran out the door…
This was written with the photo prompt provided by Crimson’s Creative Challenge #59.
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