“Farid!!” Asha squealed running across the lounge and throwing herself into her brothers arms. While her father and step mother stood helplessly by. “I’m so glad you made it, I was so fearin you wouldn’t”
Falcon chuckled, “Your brother would not have forgiven us if we didn’t”
“But who’s looking out after the tavern?” she dared peeling herself from her brothers arms while trying to ignore the stunned look upon his face.
“Mael…. takin care of it” Farid mumbled, a strange look upon his face. She didn’t need to read his mind to know he had already read her’s. “Your…”
“Hush!” she hissed, trying to quieten him before he ruined everything. Continue reading
Asha stood nervously in the doorway of Faulkes bedroom. The young man seemed nervous and fidgetty clearly uncomfortable with her presence. “I want to make things right” she explained, peering behind her to make sure his mother was no-where in view. “I’m sorry for tricking you, I know it doenst fix things, but I understand now the magic it muddles everything up”
“You said you lost a bag?” Faulke noted, “What did you need that for?”
The rain ran down her hair and onto her face and into her eye’s. It no long stung it had been this way for long enough that the cold had made everything numb.
Finally ahead of her she saw her goal, the farmhouse on the hill, Faulkes home and the place she had been running too. She didn’t even know if he would welcome her. She was both petrified and lost in a world of confusion. Continue reading
“Asha!” Maud exclaimed as she opened the door to the farmhouse to see the young girl standing there.
“Is Faulke home?” she asked nervously her stomach tied in knots. She should have come weeks ago but she’d always seemed to find an excuse and with the lords wedding they had indeed been plentiful. She had finally managed to make the Lords Mistress pregnant and for now at least her job was done and least it was done until it was time to do it again for his wife.
“Yes of course he is” Maud agreed, motioning for her to enter “And what sight you are. He has been like a bear with a sore head since you had your falling out” Continue reading
Faulke loved every minute he spent with Asha, she was so unlike any of the girls he’d grown up with but one of the best things was also one of the worst. Her fierce independence made her interesting and challenging but it also made her argumentative, difficult and sometimes completely impossible to reason with.
Times where difficult, she was often distracted and the stress of needing to complete the lords spell weighed heavily on the girl he loved. She often spoke of the lord, she held no like for him and yet she was torn, between the desires to do what was right and fair against the need to protect the ones she loved. Continue reading
“Why do you always pull away?” Asha sighed from the bed, watching as Faulke straightened himself out.
“Cause if I don’t, I won’t” he chuckled, tucking the shirt back into his pants. It was the first time they’d been truly alone together since returning from the farm and things had gotten a little more heated than usual.
“Perhaps I don’t want you to stop” she decided, flattening down her hair which had got somewhat ruffled in their encounter. “I don’t see what it matter’s, your going to marry me anyway” Continue reading
“I’m so glad you made it” Maud smiled as Faulke guided Asha though the door to his home.
“Thankyou for having me” she laughed as the older woman scooped her up in a warm embrace. Continue reading