“Oh! I almost forgot. There’s more. He said that knife you’ve got there isn’t really a knife. It’s a demon’s horn. So, when you made that vow and sealed it with blood it bound you for all of eternity to your words.” The boy eyed the weapon warily, taking a step back. “Why would you go and do a thing like that?”
“Obviously, we didn’t know this was a demon horn full of black magic and that our words would be used as a curse to bind us to this Earth until the end of time.” Eleon snapped back harshly. “I can’t believe I’ve done this to you, brothers. There must be a way to release all of you. Were it not for my pride and my vain attempt to inspire the men, none of you would be in this mess. I promise you, I will find…”
In an attempt to lighten the severity of the moment, Linus reached out and snatched the horn-dagger from Eleon’s hand.
“Cut that out!” Linus laughed, playfully punching his friend’s shoulder. “No more promises while this infernal thing exists or who knows what sorcery will befall us. Come now, there is no fault here. You did not force anyone to follow your lead. We believed in your words then and we still do now. ”