Rainbow Snippet for 1-30-2016

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Continuing from Disturbed Magic (until or unless a better title comes along) and picking up with the aftermath from last week’s post, in which a group of half a dozen guards from a merchant caravan were harassing a woman in an alley and somewhat recklessly challenged Kel to make them stop.

 

Dispassionately, Kel wiped the blade clean before sliding the sword back into its scabbard, glancing briefly at the woman the men had been attacking.  She was still on the ground, crouching, frightened, large dark eyes watching warily.  Her dress was in disarray but did not seem to be torn, and her hair had worked itself loose.    

“I’m not going to hurt you.” Kel’s voice was gentle, quiet.  “Get your dagger and straighten yourself up and I’ll escort you to your home.” 

Turning away to give her some privacy Kel relieved the corpses of their coins and any jewelry, only to find the woman still watching intently when she had finished with the bodies.

“It’s all right. I promise. I will not harm you.”

“Who – what – are you?”

“My name’s Kel, and I’m just a warrior.”

 

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10 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 1-30-2016

  1. Now this makes me curious…

  2. Just a warrior, eh? This is exactly the part I don’t believe…

  3. Not JUST a warrior, I think. I’m not surprised the woman is simply watching him. I imagine she would wonder if it was too good to be true and what he might want with her now. She must still be in shock, poor thing

  4. louiselyons013

    Just a warrior indeed! Nice snippet.

  5. LIke it! Especially her practical streak. No sense wasting good coin and jewellery. 😉

  6. Jana Denardo

    I like his practicality here. I’m really liking Kel.

  7. Kel is great–I’m a sucker for a humble warrior. 🙂

  8. Somehow I don’t think she’s ‘just a warrior’! Much more.

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