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DA:O Moments Part 10PART 10Winter’s grasp clutched Amaranthine and the Keep harshly with freezing winds and storms of snow. The markets were nearly bare as most people had taken refuge in their homes from the bitter cold. If the weather eased up long enough the market would briefly spring up so that the citizens could replenish their supplies. Kallian found herself hating the Amaranthine winters as much as she despised Denerim summers, while the Keep was kept warm with the many fireplaces and fire pits scattered throughout the building, the weather had been getting on her nerves.“I should have sent them earlier,” she huffed. “We should have arranged it sooner.” She bit her lip as he tapped her abdomen with restless fingers, causing the child within to kick in response.“We didn’t know about the storm,” Zevran said gently. “Amaranthine winters are hard to predict. Your father is in good hands, they’ll get here soon enough.”“They sho
DA:O Moments Part 9PART 9The small room was warmly light with the glow of at least two dozen candles that smelt of lavender and rosemary. Kallian had herself submerged in the polished, stone tub and watched the rose petals gently rock back and forth on the warm water. Her stiff muscles relaxed as the warmth of the water sunk into her skin. The chill of winter had arrived even earlier in Amaranthine this year. Autumn had only just begun and the leaves were already being plucked from the trees from the morning frosts.“What your step, Pounce-A-lot,” Kallian chuckled as the tabby delicately circled the edge of the tub.The cat let out a soft meow.“I miss him too. If I had known, I would have let him keep you. But for now, you make a fantastic mouser.”Pounce-a-lot booped Kallian’s nose with his paw and started purring.“You’re very welcome.”“Talking to the cat again?” Zevran teased as he came into the room with fresh towels in his arms and a bot