Dinner With Horses Before Niander can begin to understand the spectacle he just witnessed, Ryker taps him on the shoulder and points him towards the stage. Malcolm, on his feet and trying hard to hide the redness in his wet eyes, pushes his way past the scribes attempting to help him. As a mark … Continue reading Episode Seven
Friends and Enemies Niander Salutes the judges, his father and Lord Lanker before joining the other winners. Gad walks over to the red pot and calls out, “Galel and Victor.” The two boys walk onto the stage as Vol is carted away, her eyes staring blankly at the sky. Victor waists no time, attacking … Continue reading Episode Six
Ceremony Fight Aaron smiles and pats his son on the back. Niander watches his father walk back to his seat and not until Nurse Agatha touches his shoulder does he realizes the wetness of his eyes. Quickly turning, he makes his way off the stage and back to his spot next to Victoria. He uses … Continue reading Episode Five
Rejoining Ceremony As the caravan approaches the garden Niander moves away from the window and looks at his friends. Only Michael allows the mix of excitement and worry to show on his face. Malcolm, stone faced, nodes to himself and adjusts the sword at his hip and staff in his hand. Gregory stands from … Continue reading Episode Four
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Work, Worry and Gates The sun hangs low in the sky, casting long shadows over the caravans. Nurse Agatha had stormed the halls less than an hour ago making sure everyone knew they would be arriving in Weeping Valley before night fell completely. Looking out the window Niander can see the steep incline of … Continue reading Episode Three
Honor Paid “I tell you boys one thing,” Gregory says, a long finger tracing his lips. “What ever they make us do, know that my father has paid handsomely for his handsome son to win.” “Just like a bankers son to do nothing and expect his daddy to make it all go his way.” … Continue reading Episode Two