23rd Dec 2013, 4:15 AM in The Corby Tribe

Wythllew and Leroukh (cont'd.)

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Wythllew and Leroukh (cont'd.)
The fay Wythllew could recognise a magical creature when she saw one, but she wasn't too sure of the precise nature of this one. "Who art thou?", she inquired. "Didst thou plant these here stools of - "
"Wait!", croaked the rook. Before the faerie's blinking eyes, the bird turned into a tall man with a long, shaggy beard.
"Leroukh Corby, at your service! Did I hear you say something about a gang of rogues?"
"Mayhap, thou wouldst rather come down from that branch", said Wythllew. Something in the man's tone of voice told her that there was no love lost between him and the unwashed brigands who had annoyed her intermittently over the past nine years. Something in her own tone of voice, she was well aware, was making it carry less weight, less authority, than it normally would have.

"You come up," teased the man.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 23rd Dec 2013, 4:15 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on December 27, 2001.