Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 25: Closure

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 […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 3)

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 […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 2)

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 […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 1)

My blood froze when those two words fell from Miss Datsia’s muzzle. Almost at once, my paws and hinds went numb, and my breathing went very still. The heaviness I knew well still settled into my limbs, but every trace of warmth from the feeling was gone. I shuddered against the sudden cold, but I […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 23: Consignment (Part 3)

For several seconds, my master stood over Mister Valentin’s snoring form, his spear clenched with both paws in a death-grip. Standing with his muzzle down and his ears back, he resembled little more than a frightened kit in his father’s uniform, the jacket and pants too large for his frame. He shuddered, his tail shivering […]