A New Beginning (Seeker — Part 32)

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20160830_114241By the time the Seeker had guided the mother and daughter to the gate and returned to the castle, Dwennon, the impostor, had been take away to the dungeons. Aelfraed had removed his golden, fire-feathered helmet and, with the help of his squire, was shedding his armor by the blazing fire in the hearth. Camus, sitting in a chair by the hearth, was speaking in low voice to the King. Both men turned and looked up as she entered the room.

“Edwena and Megge?” asked Camus rising somewhat unsteadily to his feet.

The Seeker took his arm. “They are well and on their way back to the village.”

Camus breathed in a sigh of relief. He turned to the King and bowed slightly. “Your majesty, this is the Seeker of whom I spoke. Though only a young woman herself and having never seen battle, she was crucial in protecting me…

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Rescue and Return (Seeker Part 31)

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Though she had only been in the castle once, Megge remembered well the stairway that led to her mother’s lodging where the King kept her always close. The Seeker followed the child up a long stone stairwell then down a carpeted hallway to a room with double doors. She glanced constantly behind to reassure herself they were not being followed and stood vigil with her staff at the ready as Megge tried the key in the door with the lock.

20160830_114144“Mama!” she cried as the door swung open. “Mama, are you there?” Edwena looked up as her daughter and a stranger burst into the room.

The room was in a distressing state.The floor was covered with ash from the now-cold hearth. Pieces of thread from Edwena’s work littered the floor around her. Crumbs of food were scattered here and there being collected by tiny mice. Stone walls and large windows…

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Confrontation (Seeker Part 30)

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The climb to the little used courtyard on the far side of the castle was steep. Camus led the way holding bushes and tree trunks aside for the Seeker and his young niece to pass. Once Megge caught her foot in the meandering vines on the forest floor and nearly tumbled head over heels down the slope. But the Seeker, climbing below her, caught her cape and pulled her to safety.

20160830_113956Evening was beginning to fall and the ground was becoming more and more treacherous as they neared the top of the bluff. The Seeker was beginning to fear they would have to settle in and wait for the dawn. But just as she was ready to advise of this, Camus called out quietly that he’d found the path to the gate. As they came over the rise they could see the green lawn of the courtyard through the iron…

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