I’m posting from my current writing WiP, Song and Shadow, a prequel to Song and Sword. It’s a rough draft and I still don’t have an actual outline for it so it’s going to be a fun ride.
Picking up from last week’s snippet.
“Princes don’t have friends.”
“Because friends… Friends are equals, and no one treats me like one. They are either busy bowing and scraping and catering to me or else they are like the palace guard and barely tolerate my presence.” He shook his head. “I wish you could help me, but I fear I do not know how to pay the price. I have no idea what friendship really is, let alone what it means.”
“Then perhaps I can help you with that as well, Prince Hierik.”
“Why?” Pashevel’s response was gentle, curious.
“Why would you want to help me? And be my friend? What favor do you want from it later?”
“Only friendship, Your Highness. Only friendship.”