|Not exactly what the ceremony room looks like, but it's cool. via|
So. June's excerpt. At the end of July. Awesome, right?
This is the ceremony that takes place when my three main characters of The Three Worlds become a team. They are not getting married. Promise.
. . . .
The ceremony room is as dark as I remember, the only light originating from the torches on the walls. Josh and I step forward, and then I take Alexa’s hand and tug her forward. She stumbles, her eyes fixed on the wall painting of an older man with eyes that pierce the soul.
“The Magician,” I whisper.
We step forward onto a platform, and a man in a dark purple robe steps in front of us. The hood covers his face. He opens an ancient book and says, “Alexa Harrell, Andrew Harris, and Joshua Pettis, do you pledge your allegiance and loyalty to the Magician and the Association, to protect and assist, for as long as is possible?”
“I do,” Josh and I say together. Then Alexa glances at both of us and adds a quick, “Yes.”
“Do you promise to stay loyal to each other, your team members, as you battle evil and struggle through hardships?”
“I do,” we all say.
“Will you follow the Magician’s teachings and stay true to His word, showing the lost the truth through your actions?”
A gold ring appears in front of Alexa, floating. The fire glints off of it.
“Then we plead with the Magician that you will not stray from Him or from each other.”
Josh and I both slide the ring onto Alexa’s slender finger.
. . . .