“What? No reason?”
“None that excuse what denied my heart longer than they needed to.”
“I’m assuming they still don’t trust me then?”
“Kaly… we’ve been over this before.”
“And one’s sheath should not be kept waiting long for her blade, even with Nimaera's protection over her.”
“And one’s blade is certainly yearning for his sheath, should Nimaera still will it.”
-- Kalysia & Evaryr
During the Mad War, the only son and heir of House Kaethyr, Lord Evaryr, entered a secret romance with the love of his life, Kalysia, who served as an unwilling consort to Prince Imrek. In that time the two lovers oft met in private with the aid of Kalysia’s personal entourage, sworn daughters of the goddess, Nimaera.
They were forever sworn to secrecy. They knew the risks their lady took to be with her beloved, seeking out the most remote, lovely areas of their kingdom for the two to meet. Though some had their objections for the relationship they nevertheless supported their lady even when Imrek's father, the Mad King himself, called for their executions after Kalysia’s treachery was known. All that mattered to them was their lady’s future with the one she loved.
Bit late to the party, but with every year I try to draw something for Valentine’s, so here we are.
Artwork // Kalysia & Evaryr // Nelri // - © Kristopher P. Love