A knock at the door startled Vera's packing. She grabbed some gowns and
dumped them over her travel case.
She opened the door a crack. It was Grey. Even with his mouth twisted into a
tight line of disapproval, the dark strands of his hair falling across his
face made Vera's heart do double back-flips. Vera schooled herself. This was
not the time to indulge her crush.
"Yes?" she said, injecting a note of irritation into her voice.
"What are you up to?" he asked, arching an eyebrow at her. He pushed the
door all the way open and strode into her room.
"Excuse me!" Vera drew herself up to her full height and placed her hands on
He ignored her, tugging her travel case from out under the pile of clothes.
"Really Vera. What would your parents say?"
"My parents," Vera repeated, choking a little bit on the words. She blinked
and swallowed. "They would..." She took a deep breath. "They'd want me to
leave; they didn't want me to end up serving that man."
"That man? I assume you mean the king?" He frowned at her. "And just where
are you planning on going?"
Friday, August 01, 2008
Posted by Sherryl Clark at Friday, August 01, 2008