Casting Runes Part 48“Wait, girls. There is something I need of you.”
Jerking slightly, Jordis turned around to face Mora and tried to see what she could want. But it was not possible to read anything in the old hag’s expression, as she seemed to always wear a little smile that made her look like a bit feeble witted. However, Jordis was sure that this old woman knew so much more than she let on and that she followed her very own plans and schemes, maybe.
“What is it?”, Colleen asked harshly, clearly still shaking from the things she had just told her sister and still on the edge. Mora’s smile deepened as if she had sensed that something had changed and then she asked of them both: “What do you know about Liam?”
Jordis frowned, uncertain of what the old woman was aiming at. Colleen right beside her froze immediately at the mention of his name, but then she hissed furiously: “He’s a bloody liar.”
Indignantly, Jordis looked at her little
San Francisco Nights Part 4Altes Wissen
„Ja?“, erklang die dünne, papiertrockene Stimme von Horace Carter, einem der angesehensten Antiquitätenhändler der Stadt. Aber Amalthea hatte verdammt nochmal keine Lust, mit dem alten Mann zu verhandeln, also zischte sie wütend: „Ich brauche deinen Enkelsohn und zwar sofort!“
„Lady Amalthea.“, begrüßte die tiefe und ruhige Stimme von Mister Carter sie und Thea biss die Zähne zusammen, dass es schon richtig wehtat, aber ihn anzufahren würde ihr nicht helfen. Bei jedem anderen wäre sie sich sicher gewesen, dass er mit einer solch geschwollenen Anrede auf diesen lächerlich kitschigen Film angespielt hätte, aber Horace meinte sowas ernst.
„Mister Carter.“, erwiderte sie seinen Gruß gepresst, aber als ihr bloß Stille durch ihr Handy antwortete, fügte sie durch zusammengebissene Zähne an: „Ich muss Ben sprechen, sofort!“
Casting Runes Part 47“Alright.”, she then shakily said and Jordis waited, what she would tell her.
Colleen’s fists were clenched and her teeth were gritted as she tried to speak. But she started a few sentences until she sighed and shook her head, mumbling: “No, this…no, I can’t.”
“Colleen…”, Jordis held her back and now did touch her sister, gently grabbing her arm to hold her in place. She spun around and instead of the expected fury, Jordis say panic in her eyes.
“Runes, Colleen!”, she gasped and took her sister’s hand in her, caringly squeezing her fingers, “What happened?”
“He had Father killed.”, she whispered and Jordis gulped as she really did not want to hear this, but she had to. And Colleen had to speak of this, finally.
“They just…stabbed him, right through. They didn’t even talk to him, just…just killed him like a stray dog.”, Colleen spoke, her gaze lo
Casting Runes Part 46He could not believe his eyes.
Jordis, too, blinked a few times before she was convinced that she really saw this and it was not just her imagination. Liam was still lying on his blanket as she had left him, but her sister Colleen was sitting right next to him on the floor, her back facing the two of them, and she was just leaning back into an upright position. Had she really kissed Liam’s cheek?
Without noticing them, Colleen was still fondling Liam’s dark hair and even the some days old stubble on his cheek. Jordis looked at Neil, who was already beginning to blush, and she wanted to signalise him that they should retreat as to not disturb her sister, but right in this very moment, Colleen gaspingly turned around.
“You…”, she whispered and her eyes widened in shock, but Jordis felt unable to say anything. Without another word, Colleen jumped to her feet and dashed out of the door, pushing Neil out of her way and thereby knocking the logs from his
Casting Runes character interview - LiamThe first breath of winter is to be felt in the cold and harsh squall of wind this evening ad I can hear them hauling at the edges of the house. Shivering, I pour another cup of hot tea ad drape a blanket around my shoulders, clasping it shut with my cold hand and sit down on the floor in front of the fire place to get warm. As much as I love winter, I do hate the cold.
A harsh knock on my front door startles me and before I manage to get up I hear a voice disrupted by the chattering of teeth call out to me: “C’mon girl, open up, I’m freezing my butt off in this damn cold!”
I hurry to the door, but I have to grin at the same time. Clumsily, I drop the blanket and curse under my breath, but I open the door and let my guest of tonight in.
“Hurry!”, I tell him, as together with my guest, the wind gruesomely forces its way into my cosy warm abode and Liam almost jumps in as fast as the last squall.
I shut the door and turn around to fetch my blanket, but
Casting Runes Part 45Looking in the dark blue of his eyes, Jordis waited.
Neil’s heartbeat quickened and he did not know what to do. He knew very well what he wanted to do right now; however, he was not sure whether he could really dare to do this.
Jordis was still looking into his eyes and Neil spotted no insecurity in her gaze, although her cheeks were flushed with blood like his own were too. He could not resist and before Neil’s mind realised what he did, his hand was already lying on her warm cheek, his fingertips caressing the delicate skin. Without his intention, Neil’s thumb traced the line of her slightly parted lips and this sensation made him shiver.
But Jordis did not back off. She stayed close to him, obviously did not care for the fact that his skin was damp from the sweat of his work, but instead she even came one step closer. It was not possible for her to get even closer yet, as their bodies already touched. And still she had not run away, she was still here, from
Casting Runes Part 44For a long moment the two sisters smiled at each other, but then Jordis made a decision.
Jordis nodded and saw Colleen’s smile, before she turned away and went over to Neil. Indistinctly she heard how Colleen entered the hut, but she did not care, she was fully occupied with calming down her racing heartbeat.
“Buck up.”, she encouraged herself, but it did not help her. Instead, she felt warmth flush her cheeks as she watched the knight chop the logs in half. It was ridiculous and Jordis was tempted to snort because of her absurd behaviour, but her feet kept her going to Neil.
The continual blows of the axe felt as strong as her throbbing heartbeat and the clatter of the split logs matched her slightly trembling fingers, so she clenched her fists, braced herself and approached Neil. He could not see her, as she was behind him and for the first time realised the scars on his back. They were few, but they were there and she wondered who had injured him and how, wh
Casting Runes Part 43“Now that’s the spirit!”
As soon as they left the small kitchen and went outside, Jordis’ spirit darkened. Whatever it was that waited for her and Liam, it could be anything. It could be extremely dangerous for them…or completely harmless. It made her nervous not to know what she was facing, but she was determined nevertheless.
Mora scuffled around the hut in front of them and as soon as they had reached the back of it, there was a bit of room, even a table and a little footstool to sit down. The old woman went over to this very stool and took a seat, then asked of Jordis: “Come on, girl, show me your runes.”
Liam and she exchanged glances, but although he slowly, almost imperceptibly shook his head, Jordis came to Mora and showed her the clasp on her belt.
“Ah, lightning and fire.”, the old woman mumbled, then looked up into Jordis’ face and continued, “Quite a lot of metal in your pretty face. So, offensive run
Casting Runes Part 42“Jordis.”
She jerked at the sudden voice of her sister, who had only whispered her name.
“Yes?”, Jordis responded as quietly as Colleen had spoken to her. She also turned her head to look at her little sister and actually saw her smile in the warm light of the fire, her eyes closed, but that did not belittle the sincerity in her words as she said: “I…it’s good to have you again, Jo.”
She was rendered absolutely speechless by these words. Eighteen years ago, her sisters had called her by this sort version of her name, but no one else, ever, not even Liam, so this one word took her back in her memories to happier times, easier times.
For a moment, Jordis smiled sadly, that her childhood, the life of this time was lost, but then she looked at Colleen and whispered: “Indeed, it is good to have you again. I am happy to have you with me, Lee.”
Her sister smiled upon hearing this old nickname, as did Jordis. Tired, but happy,