Read Tag…One More Time – Part I Verduan of Nant – Chapter 1.
Read Tag – Part I Verduan of Nant – Chapter 2.
Read Tag – Part I Verduan of Nant – Chapter 3.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 4.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 5.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 6.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 7.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 8.
Read Tag – Part II Forgeron the Tinker – Chapter 9.
Read Tag – Part III The Body – Chapter 10.
Zevke and Saida sat in their kitchen. A candle flickered in the middle of their table and they watched it burn down. Daylight came in the east facing window and Saida poured weak wine into her cup.
Zevke pushed his cup across the table towards her.
She ignored his cup and nodded at the candle. “Time to turn the breads soon.”
He reached across the table to her and she pulled her hands back, out of his reach. A moment later she lifted her cup and sipped. She kept the cup at her lips and rolled it across them so she would not speak.
Zevke stared at her then at the candle. He brushed flour from his apron. “Soon. Yes.”
Saida put her cup on the table and turned it slowly. Her eyes and fingers inspected the small striations where the potter failed to smooth its surface before placing the cup in its final fire. She did not look up and a single tear fell from her eye. “What were you doing there?”
“I told you. Gathering herbs for our breads.”
She shook her head and smiled into her cup. Another tear followed the first. “What made you go inside? Did you think herbs grow on dark stone walls?”
Zevke rolled his eyes and they stopped to watch the gathering shadows. “You are worse than a nest of hornets, woman.”
“She was broken?”
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