Darkness Calling Ch. 18bymadam_noe©
He pulled her into his arms and kissed her temple. "I'm so sorry. If I had known just what he did to your mother I would have..."
"No, what you did was right. I'm not a fighter, I'm a healer. I can practice dueling all I want but it's just not in my nature."
"I'm rather fond of your nature." Soren gently rested his forehead against hers.
She smiled. "What comes next?"
"We regroup here and discuss. I suppose we have to see what's happening in the real world. My parents are the only ones who know the truth and are all that backs the lies the world believes about your father. With any luck, they will stand aside."
"And for us?"
He kissed her gently. "One thing at a time, love."
She kissed him back, firmly. "All right, then let's get to it."