Today I Did
Today was unproductive but at least I remembered to eat something this time. And I’ll drink some water before I sleep.
That’s better than before.
How can this be? This is the fifth report that I’ve gotten.
“May I ask you something?” I questioned the highwayman once we stopped to rest.
“That depends on what you’re asking,” he mumbled as he laid back and draped an arm over his eyes.
“I have been hearing reports of periodic darkness in areas that we have traveled through.” The smoothness of the stone that I was sitting on was a little bit of comfort.
“That isn’t a question,” he retorted. There was something off in his voice. He almost sounded like the nymphs that gave me the reports and sightings.
“Did you cause those periods of darkness over those areas?” There were a lot of things I needed to know but the first was if he was the cause of it. “There aren’t any plant mages in the area to cause that and it’s too far away for me to do anything like that.”
“I shouldn’t be the source of it, no.” He sat up and rested his head against the palm of his hand.
“Is it bad? Will it be harmful to those living in the area?”
“How did you even hear about the darkness forming?”
“The plants have a complex system for communication through their roots. They talk to each other that way. The nymphs live inside the trees and they told me.”
“How long does it last?”
“Almost a whole cycle.”
He sat there in silence before raising his head and answering, “They don’t have to be worried. It isn’t anything dangerous. It’ll keep happening and probably follow us. I don’t know why it does but… It’s nothing to worry about and they can rest during that time.”
I moved so I was seated next to him. “But what is it?”
“A myth for you and reality for me.”
I knew he wasn’t going to say anything else about it and deadpanned, “You’re helpful.”
He flashed a smile as he said, “I try, sweetheart.”
🌸 blushing 🌸
damn, this one was kinda lazy, huh?
Kinda not minding this quarantine thing lol
Your pain is her pleasure
Night in the city