A deleted part of my novel that I am not going to use
Eld gulped as he reached into the cage and towards a beast he grew up fearing, a beak that could destroy rocks, and eyes that could see the worth of a soul and many other bits of stories rattled around his brain. Still he gulped and reached into the cart and tore at the cords, the knots were tight, and remembering what his father taught him of Dragon cord, knew it could not be cut by anything they had with them. He was able to get the knot around the hind legs undone as Markus fell back. Six arrows dug into the shield as more faces fell upon the horses, killing the beasts and taking their supplies.
“Kill the beasts.” The order came from the head of the bandits. “We kill any who walk with the arrows. Break their spines.” The men yelled as they raised their clubs and walked forward only to freeze at the shriek as the Gryphon sat up. Beak open as Eld did his best to work on the knots.
“Kill any of these three, and I will murder your entire group, even those still hiding at your cave.” The voice was low, feminine in tone but still held the bite of a warrior. “Do not tempt me, the boy tried to save my life, and did… I owe him my protection.” She seemed ill at ease having to give that word.
“Fine but we want the armor and weapons, if he saved your life, make him a Gryphon, he’ll get no supplies from us.”
A snap as the wings unfurled from the now free ropes and a roar as the Gryphoness
((Turns out that this was redundant as I forgot that I used page breaks and I only added to the end of a chapter.))
I am only sharing as it is a deleted section.