Lièrén sat up, the pain in his head had subsided, the demon had gone back to the shadows for now, but now he was more afraid than ever before, he had to find a way of taking the demon out of Shie without her being harmed.
"Shie, are you ok? Please tell me you don't remember any of what just happened"
He hoped she didn't he didn't want her to know that the demon lord was inside of her, all because she accidentally put her hand in the river.
"I need time to prepare, I need to break the rules and I need to do it alone, for all our sakes, it's the only way now"
He stood, gave one last look at Shie and then ran upstairs to his room, he took the top half of his robes off and changed into the sleeveless ones he always used when he was going to do some serious work. When he had been downstairs, a thought had flickered to life in his head and it was the only one he knew would work and could possibly save Shie from this ordeal.
He sheafed two swords and tied them onto his belt, then he left his room and went to where some more swords were stored at the inn and took four of them, placing two on his back and hefting the other two in his hands, he then walked out of the inn and out to the river.
Speaking arcane words that he did not understand, he put one sword down and held it out palm first towards the river.
When he finished, he stood back and watched as the river bubbled and boiled, great billows of steam rising up, he had just done the most insane thing in his entire life; he had just awoken the sleeping dragon underneath. He picked his sword back up and stood, waiting, waiting for the great beast to rise from the river and meet his challenge, if he killed the dragon, the demon lord would have to show himself.