It was early morning, the sun shone brightly the perfect spring morning but thought-out Grimstead The bells tolled, from one end of the kingdom to the other every church’s bells rang out loud, they rang out true.
Thomas sat quietly in his chambers, the drink had long since nulled the senses and he took comfort in the fact. He’d lost her, the one precious thing he had in his life and she was gone, and if that was not more than he could bare she had gone to him.
He couldn’t continue this way, he couldn’t spend night after night in his room drinking himself into this state neglecting everything, neglecting the kingdom his father would have expected so much more from him.
Danson pushed the door to Thomas’s study open, finding almost immediately what he was looking for. “Thomas, may I come in?” he asked warily.
“Why not!” Thomas slurred “my usual drinking partner has abandoned me, so pull up a mug” Continue reading
The door to Thomas’s chamber slammed open and Thomas thundered in, giving Daniel a start.
“I heard you where home” Daniel nodded “I’ve been waiting for you, we need to talk”
“It’s time” Thomas noted nudging the sleeping Abel.
He stirred he hadn’t been asleep long, and sure enough the sun was up the house seemed to have come to life.
“I waited” Thomas explained “Till I was sure.. but i’ve just seen Edric’s young nanny go inside, they must be awake by now”
Abel sat heavily leaning against the side of the coach, it had been a long day with wedding breakfasts and the like and it was proving to be an even longer night.
The journey to Brightden had taken most of the night and now the duo sat waiting in the coach for day to break and a reasonable hour to go calling on Holly. Continue reading
The two men lounged in front of the fire, the first relax night either of the pair had the luxury of in weeks since Abels wedding plans where moved forward and the whole castle was sent into chaos.
“So how is married life treating you?” Thomas chuckled.
“A little early to say” Abel replied “she’s … behaving.. thus far so I suppose I should count myself lucky”
“Did she like her gift?”
Abel nodded “I believe so, I think I startled her with it but I think she appreciated the effort involved in creating it”
Thomas chuckled “I suppose you’ll be working on a crib next?”
Abel chuckled “Its rather early for that sort of talk” Both men laughed, and then a peaceful sort of silence came over the room as they watched the flames flickering in the fireplace. Continue reading