Over at the Orrery, a new Tale of Irokai. Lilian tries to help her brother come to terms with loss.
The first pang hit while I was cooking dinner. A younger doe might have written it off the signs — a sudden heaviness in the pit of my stomach while humming a snatch of song I couldn’t immediately place — but I’d been on the List long enough to know what was coming. I almost […]
As we’d been instructed, both Rikeh and I knelt just inside the door to the baron’s parlor. Our heads bowed, we waited with paws on parted knees, anticipating our master’s return. When it opened, we both lifted our head and called out, “Hello, master!” in unison. Master Valentin, Baron Deterikh, replied with a groan as […]
Seconds stretched into minutes with my pet’s head in my lap. At Miss Aura’s direction, I kept my attentions as much as I could on my pet, ignoring my own growing discomfort from being pinned beneath him. I stroked his muzzle and murmured softly to him to keep him calm, occasionally asking him questions to […]
As soon as the darkness had passed from the room, I heard the rattle of chainmail as every guard’s attention came to rest on me. Leather snapped and steel clinked against steel as the brought spear and mace to bear in my direction. “He’s killed the regent!” I heard behind me, one voice out of […]