(m/m) The Treaty Ch.1Eldrich stood by his horse, lingering to caress the beast's rough mane and prolong the inevitable surrender. The horse's eyes were black, the thick lashes flickered vaguely and flies trailed over the exposed flesh. He picked at the little insects and stroked at the bruise that had formed on the animal's head, lamenting how the fur slid aside to show a rough and raw stretch of skin.(m/m) The Treaty Ch.12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'What you've been through,' he murmured, pressing his head close to the horse's so that none of his own men or the guards that had escorted them into the encampment could hear him, 'what we've both been through – and only to fail.'
He sighed deeply, closed his eyes for a few moments, and then brought his hands up to his face to run his thick fingers over his beard. He could hear the uncomfortable breathing of his commander, just at his side, and it made him feel even more tense, more intensely pressured.
'Very well,' he said, raising his head up again, 'let's go.'
It was stuffy inside the tent as the A
(m/m) The Treaty Ch.2Llewellyn stood, in the courtyard, staring out across the dusty road with expectant eyes. His friend stood at his side, standing at a distance that respected the difference in their genders and station. She was coiling a spare stretch of gauze about her hand, greasy with cleaning oils. She watched the prince with sad eyes, knowing the turmoil that lay beneath her master and friend's blue eyes.(m/m) The Treaty Ch.22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'Do you think they secured a fair treaty,' Llewellyn murmured again, for the twelfth time that morning, 'they are known for being brutal, but they also have strict customs when it comes to surrenders…' He picked at his own fingers and bit his lip, a motion that made him seem even more like a child although he was fast approaching manhood.
He moved forward on the rough ground, wincing as he dragged his injured leg along behind him. The bone was almost healed but the bruising was still a little tender; the prince had only just then been able to walk again and leave the confines of his chambe