Got a late start this month, so the first Writing Wednesday is going to be on a Sunday. Today’s prompt comes from Writing Exercises, a random generator collection site. I used the random first line generator and got ” He kept absolutely still as the footsteps got louder ” Giving myself a 15 minute time span to write and I’m doing it in the blog editor so this is hardly going to be the most proofread story you’ll read today.
He kept absolutely still as the footsteps got louder, curling further into the niche in the wall he had found that was just big enough to hold him. He knew this had been a poor idea, but it had been so long since he had seen Sarah, he had just felt he had to try to respond to her summons. He had made it halfway up the castle before running into any of the guardsmen that roamed it. Luckily he had worn dark clothing and the lighting had been turned down low as it was nearly midnight and most of the inhabitants were asleep.
“What are we doing?” He jumped, turning to the opposite way of the guards to see Sarah standing there, an eyebrow raised.
“I was trying to see you.” They were going to be caught.
“Miss me then?” Her mouth turned up slightly in amusement. He supposed as the oldest daughter of the Regent she wasn’t as afraid of the guards finding them roaming the halls after hours.
“No,” he said, sarcasm evident. “I just felt like getting a good aerobic exercise in by hiding from guards.” She giggled softly at that before turning to walk into the hall.
“Jeremey, Aara, My boyfriend is here, so don’t be alarmed.
“Of course, my lady,” he heard a rougher voice say. She pulled him out of the niche and pulled him down the hall past the two guards who gave him amused grins.
“Sarah, your father is going to know.”
“I don’t care, and neither should you,” she stated, continuing to pull him along. “Father isn’t even here. Besides, everyone knows I have a relationship with someone. You act as if this is the middle ages and having someone visit me after 6 is some sort of infringement upon my honor.” She shook her head as they came to the doorway to her suite, turning to look at him. “And you have to know that Dad didn’t mean it.”
“I’m pretty sure he did.” He couldn’t forget the cold look in the eyes of the Regent as he told him what would happen if he was found with Sarah outside public occasions. Freiderick definately meant every word he said. “You asked me here.”
“I know. And you could have gone through the front door and been escorted up rather then sneaking around like you are trying to steal Gemma’s jewels.”
“Your Gemma is scarier then the Regent. Why would anyone take her jewels?”
“Because they are idiots obsessed with money, or the shiney.” She finally got the door open and the two walked in. “But that’s beside the point. As much as I missed you, and I did,” she stated with a look in his direction that told him she meant what she said. He squeezed the hand still attached to his own.”I have something else to discuss with you. Do you still have contacts with the Visen?”
“Yes,” he answered, puzzled. As a artisan, he had many contacts across the various political bodies on the planet. Sarah’s father was the Regent of Ikeva, a mountainous region to the north. The Visen were located to the south of the continent, where the land was more flat and were more agriculturally based while Ikeva was more mineral and technology based economically.
“Any with political connections?”
“I think, why?”
“I was visiting with the Carens this past week, and got some intel that suggests that they are planning on trying to annex Visen.”