People in the Mist: Cp8

People in the Mist
Chapter Eight



“What you told me is all true.”

“I am going to Orintious to tell him what I learned. What he wants to do with the information is what I now consider important. He knows why those people contacted him. I suspect that I know, but I cannot determine how they will react to what I tell them. Orintious should have a better understanding of the value of this knowledge.”

“I was going to tell you some things, but I believe now is not the time. I will wait to see if it is you or Orintious that comes.”

People in the Mist: Cp7

People in the Mist
Chapter Seven



I mentioned two books that I found referenced in the text I had been given. Certain specifications of another type of work I also requested. I felt that what I said was enough to let Father know things, so it surprised me when I found him coming toward me.

He asked, “Intrigued, Vernallor?”

“Not really,” I answered. “Dechapper just told me again that the best way to end up poor is to think you are rich. I also know that Orintious pays well.”

People in the Mist: Cp6

People in the Mist
Chapter Six



“This is not what I usually consider a mystery. I don’t feel like there is actually anything to solve, but that all the answers are there to be found.”

“If that was true, Vernallor, there would be nothing to resolve. Orintious and I said that we wanted you for a head-man. Well, put that head to work.”

Accepting the task as my assignment, I went to my room to look at the book. Going inside I was surprised by Thursdeck checking things in my closet. We spoke about my preference for fashion. Allowing him to continue with that assignment, I let him know I would be in the front room reading.

People in the Mist: Cp5

People in the Mist
Chapter Five



While I could sense where Father was, I could not see him even as I heard his voice ask, “And why is that, Vernallor?”

“Because he should know. He sent me here to ask you for one of the pieces of the Trunk of Veskagren, but I feel he could have done that himself.”

“Just the one piece, Vernallor?”

That response perplexed me, so I asked, “You have more?”

People in the Mist: Cp4

People in the Mist
Chapter Four



Heratin said, “It seems that our big brother is again turning to my youngest brother to have him solve the problem.”

Orintious replied, “I told him that he was being paid.”

“Yes, you did. Vernallor, let me advise you that next time to ask for your money up front.”

While I accepted the words as just a jest, I still replied, “I will only begin doing that after Orintious fails to pay me.”

People in the Mist: Cp3

People in the Mist
Chapter Three



“I did not find Orintious’ family by tracing the clues of how he came to Father, but clues I found in him. The mystery is you, Vernallor, not Thursdeck.”

My valet said, “I would have to support her words, Master Vernallor.”

I had to admit, “I really do not know much about myself.”

My sister replied, “And that is just something we all need to seek. You however do seem to be a good person, Vernallor. Don’t lose that.”

People in the Mist: Cp2

People in the Mist
Chapter Two



Mochsha said, “That means Thursdeck will be allowed to sleep in this house when Vernallor is staying, or busy in the area possibly fishing with Dechapper.”

It helped me when I heard Nerframe admit, “Thursdeck is all right.”

The man had stood silently all this time, but now he bowed as he said, “Thank you, Lady Nerframe.”

“Vernallor is my friend. He is not just the brother of my lady, but my friend. Don’t you ever spoil that relationship.”
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People in the Mist: Cp1

People in the Mist
Chapter One



“You know that I will at times house my men at one of father’s residences. He has never spoken against it, although has warned me about some men. Heratin gets a new lady each year, and father does not refuse them. Other siblings have taken on valets, maids, etc., let me even say spouses, and they have not been refused.”

“And he has not spoken against Nerframe.”

“And she is an odd one.” Orintious then turned back to the man to ask, “Who is she?”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp39

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Thirty-Nine

(Jelnaya)


At the end of my presentation, I added, “And I will still dance in front of the best Kallotech has to offer and suffer no harm.”

Hearing Bechorei then say, “So, you dance?” brought a smile to my face.

“Yes, I will dance. Actually enjoy it.”

It Only a Dream Can Be: Cp38

It Only a Dream Can Be
Chapter Thirty-Eight

(Inchell)


“I saw you turn to these strangers, Lossurp. Why do you think they would know?”

“Sha Inchell has studied things of this world. She brought me here. She might know. As for Makinor, he is a divine champion. If he knew something I would trust what he told me.”

“But you would not trust me?”

“I don’t know you.”