Under the ShadeUnder the Shade by omnivore7
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Under the Shade
“Where were you? I mean – where were you?”
She was already on the offensive before she had half covered the grassy sward which lay between them – and hearing the tone of her voice, seeing the set of her face, made Adam shrink yet deeper into himself.
No; not now; please not now –
If only he could be alone awhile it might yet be well –
But it was too late; Teela’s swift and uncompromising stride had carried her to him and now he rose, as courtesy dictated, and stood awkwardly before her with bowed shoulders and unhappy expression. The leaves on the tree above him seemed to whisper in subtle mockery.
“Well? Nothing to say? Not a word of explanation as to why I w
The Final NecessityThe Final Necessity by omnivore7
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The Final Necessity
Adam awoke to darkness, with grit in his mouth and his ears ringing. He lay still, wondering, trying to recall – and then a sense of the sheer strangeness of it came to him and he sat up abruptly – and just as abruptly dropped back again with a deep groan. His head was not in a fit state for such sudden movement – and every part of his body ached.
Slowly he took stock. He could move: that was to the good. He didn’t sense anything broken: that much was also on the credit side of the ledger. And, best of all, his seeking, groping fingers touched on the familiar feel of chill metal. His hand closed about the haft in glad reassurance; he still had his sword; all was not lost.
Or was it?
He closed his eyes again, partly in thought, partly in pain, but mostly because it was too dark to see anything, so keeping them open was pointless. His to
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