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The Order of Light
They had come at night, it was raining, and the dirt roads into town were beginning to flood. The three riders rode quietly, with a wolf following closely behind. Each rider wore a long dark cloak and the white horses that they rode were covered in mud from the rain. The from out of the Inn window they looked like ghosts on the river Styx, following the current of souls beneath them. The first rider stopped in front of the Inn and tied his horse. My mother was asleep when he came to the front door and knocked politely.
Can I help you? I said as I opened the door. The other riders had not dismounted and waited in the street.
Yes, Miss, we need a room for the night. the first rider said pulling back his hood. for myself and my companions, if you could.
I have one room available, but it only has one bed. Will that work for you sir?
It will, Thank you miss. the man bowed and went back to the other riders.
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Leaving Southampton She was in the kitchen when he stumbled in noisily, tripping as he went past the shelves and catching the edge of the table to keep himself from falling.
Pretending not to hear the stream of curses that followed, she kept her eyes fixed on the dishes, letting her hand trail in the soapy water. There was a loud scraping of wood against grimy concrete as he drew a chair and collapsed into it. At this she looked up, and after a moment's hesitation, she said, unnecessarily, "You've been drinking."
He clutched his head and said nothing. He hadn't shaved in weeks and stank of sweat and alcohol; he looked much older than his eighteen years.
They sat in silence for a while. Then he announced, loudly, "Fuck."
She didn't bother to tell him off. She just waited. And jumped when he suddenly brought his fist down, hard, onto the table.
"Our lives here are s
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