Why we didn’t go dancing

We delivered Arin to his work — it was already the third day, we were getting used to it! — and went on to the school and the temple. Nobody looked strange at Riei kissing me and taking my sword any more, either. We worked the whole morning, and then…

An uncomfortable meal

Several people said that Leva should have stayed in Turenay and gone to school there, but I don’t remember who and in which context! The page, perhaps, and at least one of the guildmasters at the high table. A page — a girl a bit older than us, in the…

To the baron’s castle

  Riei was up first the next morning, and had used the chamberpot before I could, and now it was so full that I had to go downstairs with it very carefully. It didn’t help that the kittens were following me around whenever they saw me now, and they wanted…

First working day

We were so busy with Venla’s loom that we completely forgot to eat. Or to rest. Or even to drink water. When we were at a point that we could stop it was already getting dark, and we probably wouldn’t have stopped even then if I hadn’t felt Riei poking…

Everything starts!

When the doctor and the captain had gone to the Order House where they were going to spend their first night in Veray, we had an early dinner with Alyse and the rest of the family. Then we went into the garden to see if there was some work to…

Unexpected guests

There was some more talking and dancing, and it got very late, and we were so tired that we started talking about going home. A man in his twenties I’d been talking to — Faran, who told me he was the representative of the weavers’ guild on the school board,…

Shopping and dancing

When we went to pay our bill we met the Mighty Servant herself, who was also paying her bill! “Ah, Riei, Leva,” she said, “have you been eating here too? It’s the only place that serves the dishes of the region. Everybody else does pheasant in grapes, but here you…

Into town

We were so tired from the whole day that we wanted to go up to our own place really early. “Wait!” Alyse said, and tapped a small jug full of ale from the barrel for us. “To celebrate.” “Hey,” Arin said while she was doing that, “did Jichan really say…

Those from the other block

The house door was open, of course, and I called “Cynla! We’re here!” when we came in. “Hey, Coran,” Cynla said, “is that your bed-linen? Well, I’m glad it’s got a good home.” Because of course she knew him, everybody knew all the neighbours. “Oh, and there are some people…

Neighbours

While walking we made a list in our heads of which things we needed, and what we’d need first. A table and at least two chairs, a rug, curtains, fabric and straw for a mattress, bed-linen and blankets, a desk, a bookcase! Also dishes, cups, pans, a kettle and other…