The third Neselle story -
Of Men and Love in General
Chapter Five – Complete
Jelnaya: No Thoughts of Courtship
The monster did have the high ground, but had to have been acting on instincts and not intelligence. I had not been directly fighting it. Most of my only attempts to stop the creature were by zipping arrows in its direction. While I had inherited rather good reflexes, the animal was fast. What it should have realized however was that it had not killed me yet, and I was not running from it.
Chapter Two – Complete
Neselle: Althery Comes to the Courtship
I listened to the young men as they tried to impress me. One sang some old tunes in a strangely cheerful fashion that I found delightful. The other however proved that he had learned of me, as he spoke of theology and a tale that twisted a known divine rule in a rather curious fashion. Both of the young men however knew their efforts had been wasted when another entered the space beneath my balcony.