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Never Die CH21: Courtship
Arturia’s hoe dug into the earth as he plowed his way through with the tool. It was planting season and he had fallen behind due to distractions. If he didn’t do it now, he’d miss his chance to have them planted by the first rain. The first rain was a way to guarantee good crops. He was half done at this point.
His life had become a whirlwind. He daydreamed a little while he worked, thinking of how the last year had panned out. Alfaro had begun to court him when the healer’s 17th birthday took place. The mage hadn’t been expecting it at all. The traditional, Loquish way to begin a relationship was to bestow a bouquet on your intended. They accepted your advances if they took the flowers home. He was never certain how Alfaro managed to gather such an amount of flowers, some increasingly hard to find.
They were still new with courting, even after a year had passed. They were sure that they were the right choice for each other, but Arturia had never really go
Never Die CH20: Healer
Arturia ran as quickly as he could. The rain pelted his skin, chilling him to the bone. But he couldn’t stop. Blood trickled down his face from a gash in his temple. The wound was causing him to be lightheaded. It was slowing him down. But he knew if he stopped, his pursuers would catch him and make him pay for running. But he knew he couldn’t take the beating they were about to give him. If only he had somewhere to hide.
The rain made it harder to run, as the mud underneath him was slick with puddles and sludge. It made him slide when he would stop abruptly to turn a corner, causing him to have to backtrack. He tried to go faster, but to no avail. He could hear the distant shouts of the men that wanted to make him pay for just being alive.
Just when he thought he lost them in the twists and turns of the village streets, he hit a dead end, surrounded on all sides by homes. He scrabbled feebly on a wall, thinking he could climb it and make it over the side that was only two
Never Die CH19: Childhood Memories
Arturia grumpily sat on his mother’s knee, his older brothers all sitting on the floor in front of them. He huffed, arms folded over his chest. He’d always been a shy boy, but there was no other 5-year-olds in the village that hated meeting new people as much as he did. He always put up a fight with his parents.
An old school friend of his mother’s was coming over today and she was bringing her 3-year-old son with her. His brothers were excited, but Arturia had a sour look on his face since he heard the news. He didn’t take it well. He was only behaving now because he lost wrestling with his mother to get into his nice clothing.
His brothers all sat in a haphazard circle, their mother completing it with Arturia in her lap. Windr, the oldest and nearly an adult, was getting antsy waiting for the woman and her son to arrive. As such, he was getting a bit out of hand. He was always getting into trouble. He had freckles all over his face, with his father’s blu
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