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Still posting from one of the books of the Academy of the Accord series, showcasing two of my favorite characters. (Okay, yes, they’re all my favorites, but Yhon and Bry – especially Bry – hold a special place all their own.) I was going to skip ahead and show you an older Brythel, so you could see the changes in him, but decided to finish this bit instead, so I’ll get to that next month.
For those joining late:
Yhonshel is a Tuanae, both wizard and warder. He is a captain, one of the three seconds in command at the garrison of the academy, and he is also a Master wizard and one of the three deputy headmasters at the academy. He’s quiet and gentle and soft-spoken but I don’t recommend ever making him truly angry.
Brythel is one of the cadets. He is timid and nervous and very unsure of himself. (One of the reasons I love Bry is that he probably grew and changed more than any other character I’ve ever written.)
The students were introduced to Yhonshel on their tour of the castle and he invited any of them who were interested in music to come find him during free time. Bry has taken him up on his offer.
Picking up from last week’s snippet:
“I will never send you away, Brythel. I promise. On my honor as a Warrior.”
Brythel nodded, smiling tentatively.
Yhonshel returned his smile, humor dancing in his eyes. “Now, about that song we were playing… I seriously doubt that it was played by any musicians invited into your home.”
“No, sir.” Brythel flushed. “I… There was never any music at home. My stepfather doesn’t like it. So I… I would sneak out at night and listen to minstrels at the taverns. Sometimes they would show me a few things about music, or give me their old strings.”
Yhonshel chuckled and Brythel relaxed; he had half expected to be in trouble for sneaking out.