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Scars Special: The Diary - 3Poor Mom. A broken heart really hurts.
'Five days before Saint Valentines Day, just before dinner.
I promised to tell you what had happened, didn't I? Well, this is how it went. After a few hours of gathering my courage to tell David what had happened, I went to him. I told him everything. After I had finished, he smiled apologetically.
"I am very sorry you feel that way."
He saw my puzzled look.
"I am not good with women, like my brother."
His friendliness, the mention of John and my child made me cry.
"What did I say to make you cry?"
"It it wasn't you."
He pulled me towards him, patting me on the back, waiting until I stopped crying.
"Now, why did you start crying?"
"You you were so so friendly. So understanding, while I have betrayed you for almost a year. And then I just couldn't hold myself back."
"As I said, I am not good with women. It is not something I have learnt, and so I cannot blame you for searching someone who did kno
Feathers of the Hawk Chapter 5
"I'm not going to ride a saddleless horse!"
Kahu sighed. "Eyolf, we've been through this. We agreed to go on horseback. And riding without a saddle is the fastest."
"I am not going to ride without a saddle."
"Fine," Kahu finally gave in. "You can get a saddle. But first I'm going to put my stuff in a saddlebag."
"Why your stuff and not mine?"
"I'm not using a saddle."
"It's harder for me to keep my balance. And if you're not carrying a bag, it's easier."
"Maybe you're right. So, I go get a saddle, while you get and stuff saddlebags?"
"Yes." Kahu got herself some saddlebags. "But you'll have to find a saddle at some other place; I don't have my own saddle."
"What do you mean?"
"I don't usually carry others. So I don't own a saddle." It was the first time that something Kahu had said made Eyolf's wolfish grin disappear.
"Hey wolf boy, don't worry! I'll adapt to it, if I get to practice for a little while. I promise."
"Hmmm." Eyolf didn't trust it.
"Or you could ride saddlele
Scars Special: The Diary - 2Mom has met my real father. He was nice to her, back then. I know this because Mom has told me everything that happened. She said that it was better to hear the whole story from her, than bits and pieces from others. I don't want to read the whole diary, just parts of it, so I skip to December.
'Saint Lucie's Day, late.
I have got a little while to write you, but not much; John is coming, because David is gone. After today, John and me will go to my parents, to celebrate Christmas. I won't write in those days, but I'll tell you everything as soon as I get home. John is coming now, so merry Christmas!'
I know the story: Mom went to her parents, where her mother, my Grandma, told her that she was three months pregnant. Mom was shocked, especially because Dad, the King, had been away for three weeks in September. So she must have known that I was John's, even back then. Grandma confirmed her fears: I was from the last two weeks of September. She helped Mom to make it lo
Feathers of the Hawk Chapter 4
Taking her bag with her, Kahu ran to one of the training areas. Eyolf wasn't there yet, so she put her bag away.
"Am I late?" It was Eyolf.
"No, I was early. So, how did you want to help me shapeshift?"
"You try changing into a wolf, then I look at what goes wrong, I shapeshift, I tell you what you'll have to work on, you do that."
"I agree, but only if we do the same for you."
"Okay!" The wolfish smile was back on Eyolf's face, while Kahu shifted.
"You forgot the tail."
"Thank you, Captain Obvious", Kahu snapped. "Could you please tell me how to fix it?"
"Sure! Change back, and now concentrate on the tail. Don't make the whole wolf appear, only the tail. Like that, yes. Make it disappear. And get it back again. And keep on doing that."
"While you try the hawk, of course."
"Of course." Eyolf changed.
"Your hawk doesn't have wings."
"Really?" The sarcasm in his voice was obvious.
"Yes, really. Can you shift back? Good. Now imagine your arms and hands become wings. Mind you, t
Scars Special: The Diary - 1"Honey, is it okay if I tell you later?"
"Where are you going, Scar?" His eyes tell me it's not okay.
"I need some time alone. Again. I'll tell you everything, I promise."
"Don't be long." He kisses me.
"I won't!" With those words, I'm off. I'm running towards the nearest entrance to the secret passages in the castle. I open it and run to a little room with a view to the forest. Mom's secret room, with her diary in it. I always go here if I need some time with her. She started writing it when she arrived at the castle, and kept on writing it until her death, fourteen years later, but usually, I only read the first year.
'Saint Valentine's Day, around noon.
Today, I am going to marry. It's the perfect day for a wedding: the day of Love. But for one thing. There will be no love in my marriage. I don't love my husband-to-be, and I never will. I have to go, though the chapel is ready. I'll try to wri
Scars Chapter 16I find Carlo in the Grand Hall.
"Yes. I have thought about it, and I realized that, if I am lucky enough to have someone like you, even though you're not perfect", we both smile when I say this, thinking about the early years of our marriage. The years that Carlo and I still had fights. The years that we could not accept every bit of the other. "You are the man I love. I should live in the present, not want the things to go back to the way they were. Especially because you're better for me than he's ever been."
He smiles. "And what are you going to do now?"
"Have you planned anything yet?"
"Well, how about I introduce you to my father, the king?"
I see his puzzled expression, and, pointing at the guards, whisper one word. "Later."
He nods, understanding that no one else should know about it. "Sure, I'd love that."
"Come." I take his hand and walk back to the throne room. When we're in front of the door, I lace my fingers through his.
"Tell the King that his d
Feathers of the Hawk Chapter 3
Kahu looked up at Eyolf, which wasn't something she was used to, because she was tall, taller than most people. However, Eyolf was at least a handbreadth taller. While she was looking at his almost-black eyes, he was talking.
"I'm sorry, what did you say?"
"I said that, since we'll be working with each other, we might as well get to know each other better."
"I think you're right."
"So, how old are you, K?"
"Kahu", she corrected. "And I'm seventeen."
"That'd make me one year younger. What other forms do you change into?"
"A horse, a lioness and I am trying to master the wolf."
"I could help you with that one."
"Thanks. And what are your forms?"
"Other than my wolf? A horse, like you, a cat and I am practicing the hawk."
A wolfish grin spread across Eyolf's face.
"If you're prepared to give it."
They both went to their rooms, to pack, after deciding to meet at one of the training areas in half an hour. Kahu ran to her room, because it was at the far end of the Academ
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