Gabriel sat shaking, unable to think coherently he sat in silence in the bedchamber Daniel had granted him.
Abel had been to one to give him the news, his brother almost smug as he told him his son was not his son after all. Even though Abel had feigned concern Gabriel knew there was no true compassion behind his brothers words, he and his youngest brother had never been close a divide in the family had always separated the youngest and eldest siblings. Continue reading
Jaedyn rocked back and forth with the little boy in her arms, tears rolling down her cheeks knowing it was only a matter of time before someone told Gabriel the truth. She wasn’t sure who but Ailana had heard, as had Persia who could easily tell Abel. One of them was bound to get back to Gabriel and then what would happen??!
Jaedyn and Gabriel sat quietly in front of the fire, it was evening time and Finian was soundly tucked up in bed.
For the first time since she’d lived in Hamdun castle Jaedyn seemed happy and that made Gabriel content. Finian was growing into a fine young boy, things where falling into place with the crown. Daniel was beginning to learn that not all decisions where best left to him and Gabriel was spending an increasingly large amount of time acting as advisor to the young king.
The only thorn in his side was the rockfall that blocked the pass upto Peter but Gabriel was confident that the men he’d sent to scout the area would soon return with good news pertaining to another pass, one that would hopefully restore his trade routes. Continue reading
Maegan and Christopher sat quietly in the lounge finally spending some time together, Maegan still seemed unsettled as though she expected something to go wrong at any moment but Christopher took her presence as a good sign, one that at least she’d listened to her mother and was willing to accept that perhaps Christopher wasn’t all that bad.
While they lazed there was a knock at the door and Anya entered. Unlike Maegan however Anya was barely speaking to her brother, ever since he’d alerted her to the knowledge that he knew about Bailey and that if Anya didn’t wish for their father to find out she’d cut off her ‘relationship’ if that was what it could be called anyway.
“Lady Hamdun has just pulled up” she informed them, her tone flat evidence she was indeed still sulking. Continue reading
Jaedyn smiled passing Finian into Gabriel’s outstretched arms. “We are glad your finally home” she smiled. It was late and she had just been preparing the little boy for bed when her husbands coach had pulled up in the courtyard.
“And I am glad to be home” Gabriel nodded, “It has been a long few weeks” Continue reading
Most of the Noblemen had by now left the castle returning to their homes, the Hamdun’s where the main force around the castle by now and Maegan couldn’t help but be annoyed that every where she looked there seemed to be one.
She and Christopher had arranged their transportation and would be leaving themselves in a few hours but for now they walked the corridor’s admiring the painted images of Silverhands gone by. It was a sad sort of walk as the feeling that things where coming to an end lingered in her mind, her brother had lost the crown and already there where rumours that Daniel planned to have him sent away on a permanent basis over fears he’d oppose his leadership. Continue reading
“It’s done” Gabriel announced, walking into the nursery where Jaedyn sat watching over the sleeping baby. “I have written a letter to the church, released Daisy and sent her some money .. my obligation is done”
Jaedyn sighed heavily unable to hide the relief she felt knowing Gabriel had finally let go of the woman who had been the sticking point of their marriage for so many years. “You shouldn’t have sent her money” she replied harshly, regretting the words as soon as they crossed her lips. Looking at Gabriel now she realised it had not been an easy choice, but still he had chosen her and Finian in the end and that was the important thing. Continue reading