Aden of Aden: Cp4

Submitted by TerishD on Sun, 05/31/2020 - 02:24
Aden of Aden
Chapter Four

I saw him shrug before he said, “Maybe you just did not register it. When one of us speaks of you in our adult conversations, you are often identified as Aden of Aden.”

Wondering, I had to ask, “Does mother call me that?”

“You grew up speaking to her almost constantly, Aden.”

“I mean with you – in the adult conversations with you and Mother Mersidda.”

Aden of Aden: Cp3

Submitted by TerishD on Tue, 05/26/2020 - 02:26
Aden of Aden
Chapter Three

“Aden of Aden, I am glad you chose to come. Please, follow me.”

I did follow, but asked as I did so, “Why is everyone calling me Aden of Aden? I accept it is unusual for a child to have the name of a living relative, but no reason to make an issue of it.”

“You have a lot to learn, Aden, but your fault will be in not seeking the knowledge. That is your first lesson.”

Aden of Aden: Cp2

Submitted by TerishD on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 02:15
Aden of Aden
Chapter Two

“If they are gone, could I summon you and have you teach me?”

She locked her gaze upon me. I saw the movement of the other ladies in the kitchen also stop. There was a moment of silence, then finally my mother replied to me.

“Yes, Aden, I will. I know, of course, but I’m scared.”

Aden of Aden: Cp1

Submitted by TerishD on Sat, 05/16/2020 - 02:18
Aden of Aden
Chapter One

“I’m happy, Berair. Really. I love you. I love Mersidda. I however need something, someone, to bestow that love upon. The children are a help, but I want a girl with my name.”

My mother gave my father his eldest child. Agrell was a fine lad, and none felt that he would fail to keep respect in our family. Mother Mersidda blessed my father with a girl, then a boy. She has since produced three more. My mother only had one other, me, and my name is Aden.

A Wish for Hope - Cp36

Submitted by TerishD on Mon, 05/11/2020 - 02:25
A Wish for Hope
Chapter Thirty-Six

Stepping out on the balcony to peer over the railing, I had to say, “Chering, I thought we already settled things between us.”

He looked up from where he was tuning a bass fiddle to say, “Hope springs eternal, Princess Jelnaya. I could not return to Davelda without trying to woo you at least once.”

“So, you brought a bass fiddle from Davelda to make your romantic plea?”

A Wish for Hope - Cp35

Submitted by TerishD on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 02:15
A Wish for Hope
Chapter Thirty-Five

I stood up while saying, “It was never your fight, Honored Jelnaya. Still, thank you for coming.”

“Gods have their ways. After what I did to what is now my realm, this mission has actually helped me. I cannot say I am looking forward to going back, but I guess that is now my home. I’ll work on it. You work on making things right as well, Esgalia.”

A Wish for Hope - Cp34

Submitted by TerishD on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 02:14
A Wish for Hope
Chapter Thirty-Four

“Of course, Honored Neselle. That is my request from you. This has been a realm devoted to Samayer. The military here sought to protect the land along with assuring the safety of those who pilgrimaged to the temple. Will Jelnaya prefer a different style of training for her troops?”

“She was told to slaughter the military here, General. Whatever they were seeking to assure the survival of, was not something deserving of survival.”

A Wish for Hope - Cp32

Submitted by TerishD on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 02:10
A Wish for Hope
Chapter Thirty-Two

“Wait! Jelnaya, we can make a deal. Whatever you are being paid, I will add half again. I can even offer other benefits. You want a man? Men?”

“Hold it,” the lady said going to the stairwell to look up at the man. “You know who I am, but think I can be bought?”

“I understand mercenaries. Fully support someone working at what they do best and making money off it. Getting paid for doing nothing. Come on, can’t beat that.”

A Wish for Hope - Cp31

Submitted by TerishD on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 02:17
A Wish for Hope
Chapter Thirty-One

“Well, I still want to assure you are ready for what might happen.”

I stood while replying, “I feel that whatever happens, I can face it with a clear conscious. Honestly, I doubt I could say that about me as a fox person.”

A smile came to my face as she again approached to tap me on the nose while commanding, “Keep your head clear. We might need you.”