turned and looked at him with her dark brown eyes filled with kindness.
“I told you, love. We’re brining these people food.”
have no food. There’s been a drought...” she saw the blank
expression on his face. “That means no rain for a long time.”
looked at her husband and said, “He gets it from you, you know.”
looked at her and raised one eyebrow, smiled, winked and returned to his
bumped along. Talon stared at the hilt of his father’s sword.
It was a long blade, which he couldn’t see since it was in its scabbard,
but he could see the crossbar and hilt. The crossbar curved up
towards the tip of the blade. Leather covered the handle in a way
that begged Talon play with it --although if he did he knew the punishment
would be something close to death, at least his dad let him think it would
be close to death.
came a voice from outside the wagon. Talon turned to see that one of
the companions had ridden up to his father’s window and addressed him.
“Riders approach from the southeast.”
leaned forward in his seat and replied, “Bring us to halt captain.”
leaned forward and placed her hand on his as he exited the carriage.
“Are we there already?”