The moon kissed son, Aaron's tale part 1/3The house was dark. There wasn't any smoke coming up from the chimney.
Aaron stopped on the small path, barely discernable from a rabbit's way, his nostrils flaring to catch the evening breeze.
Nothing stirred around the small stone and wood cottage, no unfamiliar scent to tickle his nostrils and yet something was definitely off. With a shrug the small, plump deer that had been slung across his shoulders fell on the forest floor as he stepped closer, straining his senses as he came closer.
The door of the house was still open, the bucket of dirty water waiting to be emptied near the birch broom. Inside the house he had to shoo off the roos
First encounter, A and Mizako 1/4
There was no mistaking the irate intent boiling under this call, echoing against the buildings on the street and she winced at hearing it.
"Yosh, what did you do this time?"
"I have no idea, Gaï."
Hearing her name called out that way, the young kunoichi had stopped dead in her tracks, visibly weighing her options. She was, more than anything, trying to determine what she could have done to elicit such audible anger from Kushina. She hadn't broken anything in weeks, hadn't burned the last meal even if the rice had been oddly clumped and too hard to chew despites her best efforts. Her room had been more or less clean, her lau
Interview with a Vouivre"There we are. Please accept my utmost apologies for my earliest actions but you seemed somehow... stressed out. Are you comfortable enough? Do you need anything?"
"Untying me would be a good start I think."
My mouth is dry and yet I can't refrain from being snarky. The plump, middle aged woman in front of me smiles and pats my knee encouragingly.
"Of course I shall my dear, but not right now. This seemed to be necessary and I apologise for the discomfort but this shouldn't stop me from showing common courtesy, unlike you did. Would you like a drink of water maybe, or some tea?"
Her voice is mellow, educated as she looks at me above her p
Teeth and Claws part one"Please sign here. And here. And finally, here. Thank you."
The portly lawyer casted a not so discreet glance at the young woman in front of him who returned it icily, fingers thrumming on the desk.
"Are we done now?"
"Well, yes, yes we are, all the papers are in order, congratulations, Miss Parduncia, you're now the owner of seventeen thousand acres of land near the mountains."
"Perfect. Thank you, mister Gint. Can you have the papers be sent to my offices?"
"Of course. Humm, may I ask you a question?"
Her only answer was a slight rising of eyebrows and an impatient little move of hands as she was already shrugging back in an old camo
Lessons of life part 1
"Are you entering or what?"
Rion was looking at her with amusement in his eyes, along with something else, comprehension maybe?
Kiddo took a deep inspiration to brace herself and stepped over the threshold of the house. It was not as if she hadn't crossed it several times already but today was different. Today she was alone.
"You look like you're entering a lion's den."
"Actually I entered a lion's den once." She saw the way Aelra was looking at her and felt the need to justify, smiling a self deprecating smile at the pretty young woman.
"I didn't do it on purpose, though. Some rogues from the Moors had managed to take up one of our outpo