Star AmethystMerlin was in serious trouble.Star Amethyst5 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
After many, many years of studying the language of the nymphs, he had found himself at an impasse. It turns out he had been reading into this elite language a far too strict interpretation of the rules and grammar. This meant that he understood only one-half to a third of everything Nimue had written in her extensive journals to him. Now, finally, he had seen some of the puns which he knew for certain came from her. They were written in white script on a green background and were most important in deciphering the way she spoke and therefore wrote.
His wonderful darling was funny. She punned in the same way he did and spoke in a casual way which made everything clear. Merlin kicked himself for not seeing her casual grammar earlier. Now at last he could understand what she was saying and more importantly, her words were funny and cynical and he recognized her voice in them. The magician had never really trusted the interpretation he had ma
Word of Honor“Harm will come to you only after I have been killed fighting to protect you.”Word of Honor23 minutes ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Brows furrowed, I squeezed my eyes closed as one of his last declarations to me echoed in my memory, taunting me. The clanging of steel on steel rang in my ears as the reverberations spiraled up the staircase of the ancient stone tower to my safe, but lonely, haven. As cacophonous as it was, it could not drown out his words.
Whispered in the hush at midnight, on a warm breath that glided over the curve at my neck and bare shoulder, he had meant it as one of the many endearing pledges of his devotion. Hearing it as more of a harbinger of our doom, it had sent a discomforting frisson through me, nothing like the sensual tremors created with every one of his tender caresses. In response, I had gently entangled my fingers in his hair and covered his beautiful lips with mine, preventing further utterance of more words of that nature. I had preferr