Title: Ride Home from the Country
RP Thread Number: 51
When Occured: Between Sessions #22 and #23
Location: Dawn Manor (House of Dawn)
Out of Game Date: Feb 07 – Feb 12, 2019
Participants: Keyleth, Anglerond
Original Thread: http://silkandspices.net/forums/index.php?topic=36.0
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Key rides quietly beside Anglerond for a long time. She’s obviously soaking in the peaceful tranquility of there surroundings and the private time with the man she loves. When she speaks it seems to come out of the blue.
“I don’t want to have to see anyone else until we have to leave again. Im going to talk to Nestrim when we get home, then Im locking us in a room for the next several days.” She looks over to him with a twinkle in her eyes.
Anglerond seems pleased at those words, “It does make me happy to get you to myself, but I understand your duties, and you have family and friends that require time. However, I will take what I can.”
She laughs softly. “You’re far to accommodating. I think we’ll revisit this conversation after Ive been gone for 6 months or more. Then again when Ive left you that long with screaming toddlers to take care of.” She winks at him, a mischievous smile playing on her lips.
Anglerond’s pleasure at her words just grows, “I very much want to have that conversation, I can train our children to properly take my side while you are gone, that will be good for family fights. That being said, I am even happier that you would continue adventuring after we start having kids. I want you to be you, and adventuring is you.”
Key throws her head back and laughs.
“If that’s the smallest of the prices I pay for so much time spent away then I’ll be happy.” She looks over at him.
“I’ll have to learn how to avoid family fights.”
Anglerond rides in silence for awhile, just happy to be with Key. He watches as parts of Dawn Manor become visible and turns to Key, “Do you want me to go with you to Nestrim’s or would you like to go alone and I meet you at home?”
Key looks over at him and smiles. “That’s up to you. This concerns you too. If you have other errands to run that’s fine. I know I’ve monopolized quite a lot of your time already today.” She lets her gaze rome over him.
“And I plan to suck up even more before I leave again.”
Anglerond turns slightly red on his cheeks and looks down for a moment. He eventually clears his throat and smiles at her, “I don’t mind giving you more of my time. Take me with you, oh fearless leader.”
She smiles, rolls her eyes while shaking her head.“As you wish My Lord.” She gives him a shallow bow from the saddle.
“Not a bad idea for you to weigh in on the proceedings anyway. The heavy lifting in this project will be done by you.”
The stable master and one of his senior hands steps out and takes Key’s horse and walks her into a larger stall. Obviously trying to move her around the oncoming traffic that is flowing in and out of the stable so as not to disturb her. The hand does a similar thing with Anglerond. Anglerond looks at the throng of people already outside the manor house and signs, looking over at Key as he slides off his saddle, “This is a slow business day, I don’t know how he can do it.”
Key watches the stable master lead her horse away intent on what he is doing. When Anglerond speaks she looks over shifting her full attention back to him with a bit more effort than normal.
“Who? The stable master or Nestrim?” She wraps her arm through the bend of his elbow and begins to walk them toward the house. She smiles up at him.
He chuckles at her question and enjoys the feel of her arm in his, “I think Nestrim, the stable master is mean and keeps his stable hands under control, he is fine.”
She keeps walking for a few steps before talking again.“Im not sure how he does it either but Im glad he’s on our side. His life would make an interesting book.”
He smirks and chokes for a moment, “I think the romance novels based on his illicit adventures would become more popular. How about you? Who are you going to write about your adventures. It is something our kids will love and so will the archivists in Arborlon.”
She barks out a laugh. “You’re right, his romance novel would sell out in minutes.” She sighs.
“Im not sure I have time to write. Maybe we should find that bard that used to follow Glorian around. Maybe he could be convinced to paint us in a positive light.”
As they walk towards the house he leans into Key a bit. using her holding his arm to wrap himself around her and just hold her tightly for a moment, “That isn’t a bad idea my love, it would help your reputation and might help combat the vermin back home who are already trying to spread rumors.”
Key turns her head to look at him. She raises one eyebrow and when she speaks her words are full of exasperation.
“What rumors and who is spreading them?”
Anglerond gently puts his left forefinger on Key’s lips, “Rumors are of no concern to you. They are by people who are not relevant to you and no matter what you do there will always be rumors. Even just from townsfolk, let alone the other houses. You can’t be bogged down by being concerned, that is Nestrim’s job to take care of.”
Anglerond sighs, “Besides, you need to be diplomatic even with people that start rumors or say things directly, and you are not able to. This is one of those things you don’t need to know my love.”
Key narrows her eyes and quickly takes the finger over her lips and bites down gently then lets go. She takes a breath in and lets it out in an attempt to rid herself of frustration.
“Your right, I don’t need to know.” She pulls him in to whisper in his ear as they walk.
“Then lets go talk to Nestrim and be done so I can lock you in a room and purge my frustration.” She lets go so he can straighten up, a small self satisfied smile on her lips.
Anglerond breaks out into a teenage grin at her bite and words, “Come on, let’s go do this, then I can get you home and undressed.” He is almost running with her hand in his down to Nestrim’s offices.
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