By Dawn Thompson
Girl Rebecca’s existence replaced ceaselessly within the blink of an eye fixed. One second she was once fleeing her father throughout a storm-swept Bodmin Moor; within the subsequent, her carriage overturned on a steep gorge. yet she didn't die. by some means, she was once pulled clear.
Safety, her rescuer promised. yet how may possibly Becca consider secure? there has been an eerie luminosity approximately him, a fluid silver charisma just like the lightning filling the evening. And whereas his voice was once deep, mellow—comforting, just like the track a circulate made whereas dashing over pebbles—it, too, held a touch of the otherworldly. Who used to be this unusual savior, this displaced international nobleman who provided up his domestic and didn't want her to depart? lengthy moonlit walks to the within reach waterfall, tight-lipped servants, a kiss not like the other: every little thing concerning the count number was once an enigma. Becca had heard myths of the Fossegrim: creatures pushed to discover ecstasy with human ladies after which vanish without end. From their international, people by no means lower back. This guy, Becca was once keen to follow.
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It wasn't until then that she realized the sun-bleached wave that streaked through his chestnut hair in front, like in color to his eyebrows, was not gold, or gray, but something more akin to silver. It more closely resembled the strange aura she'd seen shimmering around him when he peered through the window in the chaise. It was striking. She had never seen the like. "Now you're making fun of me," she pouted. "No, mitt kost—my lady," he said, the words riding a chuckle. "I assure you not. You are too charming.
Well, then, I, too, may join your company—though I would much prefer to limit it to your company, having met your father. " Becca spent most of the day sitting beside Maud's bed. The swelling was nearly gone, though the bruise remained. The abigail slept much of the time, but she did rally once long enough to recognize Becca before drifting off into a deep sleep again, once Anne-Lise dosed her with one of her tinctures. Becca didn't see Klaus again, not even at nuncheon or dinner. He disappeared after their strange encounter on the threshold of her sitting room, and she dined alone the rest of the day.
Hardly that," he said. "I have a deep-seated mistrust of… foreigners, my lord. With good cause, but that is another tale, and I've no time to tell it. I am a distraught father. I fear for my daughter's safety, and I fear I shan't be reasonable until I have her back again. " "Well, if you had, you would understand. Rebecca is promised in marriage to a fine, upstanding gentleman. The bird-witted goose could not do better, though she obviously thinks otherwise, and means to prove it by defying me.
The Waterlord by Dawn Thompson