tagSci-Fi & FantasyFor the Whored Ch. 054

For the Whored Ch. 054


Elunara made a stop by the mage tower and then headed on down. She whistled her way along until she spotted Jordan, standing at the edge of the training yard. She wandered over to him.

"How's it going?" She smiled.

His face quirked, but he had his usual dour expression. "Renwa is finally getting what he's always wanted." He murmured.

"What's that?"

"A wife. A family." He rolled his shoulders.

"And what do you want?" She murmured.

"I never figured that one out." He whispered.

Her eyebrows raised; she considered. "You will never figure it out, if you don't try."

He shook his head. "I have tried plenty. Trying leads to disappointment."

She shrugged. "That's an awful depressing way to look at it. You're a good man Jordan; you're just stuck in a sorrow filled limbo. Until you try to break forward, you will always be stuck where you are." She patted him on the back and walked away.

He stared at her retreating form for a long time; watching her wrap her arms around Grogek. He looked away and stared at Tulani on the hill, the baby playing at her feet. With a sigh, he wondered if he should have left when he had a chance.

Elunara considered the pages in the hand. With a sigh she tucked them in the hidden compartment behind her books. She still hadn't heard back from Mathias and wasn't sure she would. A knock on the door surprised her. She opened the door and was even more shocked.

"Can I come in?"

"Uh, yeah." Elunara couldn't remember the last time she'd seen Jordan in casual clothes.

She closed the door behind him and just stared.

"You didn't have any appointment I'm interrupting?"

"I'm not busy today. Is something wrong?"

He sighed