“Uncle may I speak with you?” Maegan asked, it had been a whirlwind decision and her stomach lurched but she knew what she had to do. Daniel nodded, waving her into his study, she’d already seen Ailana and Sophie and both Hamdun woman had agreed this was the only solution.
“How are you feeling?” he asked.
“Terrified” she replied “But I know what I need to do…. I must marry him… mustn’t i?”
“Maegan no” her uncle retorted, “No… I forbid it” Continue reading
“How is he?” Daniel asked seeming genuinely concerned as they entered the hall where Raeanne was pacing outside her father’s room.
“It’s just a matter of time” she warned, her eye’s red. “The wound is too great”
Maegan burst into tears she knew she shouldn’t that if Raeanne could be strong then so should she but in many ways Orrick had been the closest thing she’d had to a father at least in the days that she could remember. Continue reading
Maegan sat quietly in the parlour of the Queen. It was unsettling to know that Gabriel had his eye on her, however her uncle had promised he would not force her and he’d even let slip his own disapproval at the lords proposal.
The Queen however was an odd one, she likewise seemed to disapprove of the idea and had even admitted that Maegan would know pain if she chose to take him as her husband. However she’d also revealed that she thought some good could come of it if she chose to agree.
Maegan however was not swayed, she had spoken to Orrick and he had promised that he could handle whatever Gabriel could hurl at him and that was good enough for her. Continue reading
“Good Morning Maegan” Gabriel smiled, standing from the couch to greet her as she walked into the kings study. While her uncle sat at his desk with a stern and adequately unimpressed look on his face.
“No” she snapped glaring, not even the beautiful spring morning could brighten her mood. “I know what you’re here for and I won’t do it” Continue reading
“Do we really have to do this?” Danson sighed having listened to Daniel rant at him for the last half hour. “We both know your disapproval is barely skin deep and Gabriel is not here to witness it”
“How dare you” Daniel growled, “Do not presume to know me”
Danson remained quiet, Daniel was struggling enough. Continue reading
“Awww this is your fault!” Sophie complained suddenly standing from her needlework. “You put the idea into peoples head”
“What are you talking about now” Daniel sighed, he was fed up of being blamed for everything, even more, because most of the blame came from his wife. Continue reading
Sophie had changed, he didn’t know what it was. Then again perhaps it wasn’t that she’d changed at all. Perhaps the only difference was the way he saw her.
She was irritable and grouchy, then again so was he. He felt betrayed and manipulated it was bad enough coming from Gabriel but now his own wife was working against him.
At least that was how it felt… Do this.. Don’t do that… Oh no you can’t possibly…
He was fed up. Continue reading