Autumn

There was a stillness in the morning that he loved, a sacredness that he always felt bound not to break by speaking too loud. Birds called to one another through thin mists lingering from the night that the sun had not yet dispelled, and he let his horse walk at its own pace along the…

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Spring

“Something on your mind?” Ygraine immediately tensed and shifted her weight the instant she heard a voice, startled to be not alone as she thought, but then relaxed when she recognized who it was. “Uthyr.” His name was couched in a sigh of relief. “I did not realize you were awake at this hour.” Beneath the…

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Summer

She waited. He stripped down to his waist, one of a dozen other men all standing in a glen, the sweat starting to bead on the back of his neck already. The seasons turned swiftly toward summer in the lowlands, and cicadas filled the late afternoon air with their unbroken, pulsing thrum. Shoulders set back…

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