gGuinevere cleared her throat and leaned her shoulder resistant to the tree, endeavoring to give off an air flow of casual indifference, almost all while her heart beat in her throat and perspiration prickled her skin.
"What happened for you? " she asked. "It looks like you've had quite the morning? "
"Oh, this? " The man gestured to his dirty clothes and scratches. "A filly received loose from your stables today and got herself all twisted up in brambles. The poor issue couldn't get loose, and so i helped her. And my personal payment" – his lifted up the lower leg of his breeches and exposed his bruised and cut shin – "was this great, hard conquer from the girl. But she's all right right now, and that's what matters. "
Guinevere drew close, knelt down, and examined the contusion. "You need to have that cleaned and dressed. " She reached out and covered off a number of the mud that had dried on the twisted.
"I will. "
Arthur reduced his shorts leg and Guinevere was standing up.
"Do you assist horses? " she asked.
A corner of his mouth area quirked up. "You might say that. In any case, what's a princess carrying out out throughout the orchard? "
Guinevere gave a hearty chuckle. "Princess? I'm afraid not really. I result from a commendable family, although I was certainly not coddled. "
"I find. " He stepped underneath the shade in the cherry shrub and Guinevere followed. "And what is it you love to do, not-princess? "
"I like to write. I have very good penmanship, unconventional for a female, I know. I like to embroider…"
"Nice hobbies. But what do you enjoy doing? "
"I love to trip horses and read poems, and sometimes, I love to recite the poems aloud when not any one's listening. " Gods, why was she praying these things into a stranger?
"That's better, " said the person with a grin. "That's the real you. "
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... d if the king gets a sense of the type of day the queen and Gawain put in together, he's going to erupt. Gawain as well as the queen seemed to ah, enjoy each other's company quite vigorously and often, which I uncertainty either of these expected. "
"Damn, seriously? The king's already in a bad condition. If he finds out… We need to stay alert. And go notify Gawain, okay? Tell him to lock him self in his step. "
"Do you really believe the california king would –"
"I don't know, " said Perceval. "But let's not take the opportunity. "
All their footsteps passed down the hallway, and Guinevere clapped her hand over her mouth in horror. She'd feared this, Arthur's outrage. But certainly, he wouldn't harm Gawain, would he?
The girl took very long, deep breaths and dropped into a chair. She hoped Arthur would be along any moment, the two of them might talk, and the healing might begin. Or perhaps might this be the start of the end?