A Late Addition

Yes, I know it is getting rather late and in some parts of the world (mine included) it is well past Wednesday. Oops. Nevertheless, according to wordpress I still have 50 mins to write and post this. So it totally counts, right?

Due to assignments and other obligations I haven’t yet got around to writing the architecture post I promised you but I have been working on city layouts (again inspired by my lectures) so when I do eventually get around to it, there will be lots to see.

This week, in honour of my blog’s birthday last week and my own birthday tomorrow, here is an excerpt from Queen of Hearts about birthdays. It relates very loosely to the date, sorry. This occurs in happier times which is nice for a change. Karavere and her brother Brythorn have been summoned by their father, King Piren.

“Tomorrow is your sixteenth birthday. May the gods help us but you will be of age. At the feast tomorrow evening, I will announce your betrothals. Brythorn to Lady Arbrie Jonyen and Karavere to Lord Thoren Hallten.” He waited, as if expecting some protest. None was forthcoming. “It is of the upmost importance that you do not dishonor me or our family tomorrow,” he gave Kara a hard stare, “Were your mother here, she would no doubt have some kind words for you. But she is not. So I will say only this, do not disappoint me.”

“Yes, Father.” The twins replied in unison.

Piren studied his daughter, “What? No arguments? No reasons why this betrothal should not go ahead?”

“No, Father. I am happy to do my duty.”

“Hmph. Well, that’s new but one should not curse the spring for not being summer. You may leave.”

13 thoughts on “A Late Addition

  1. kathils says:

    Well, it’s still Wednesday here (even though I just had to type the day three times to get it right). So all is good. 🙂 And so is the WIPpet. I suspect they are not going to be as agreeable as all that for very long. Or am I wrong?

  2. ReGi McClain says:

    I’ve got plenty of Wednesday left. 🙂
    I’m with Kathi. No way that’s going down as smoothly as Daddy hopes. Either that, or he managed to pick super-hotties for his kids.

  3. Eden says:

    I love the fact that Piren seems surprised by Kara’s acquiescence. I do seem surprised that he’s social with them as to even suggest that they might have a protest or a reason to disagree. It makes someone who seemed a rather foreboding character before this into someone meeker and rather gentle spirited now.

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