Tucking the Soulstones inside her vest, Haera shut her mind against their whispers and led Dathasha back to the Golden Wren, a pleasure lodge on the city’s eastern edge. The main hall was loud and overcrowded with the arrival of the entire Kethan Deathguard. Dressed in black and bristling with weapons, the wary peacekeepers were watching the Twelve as they flirted and gambled with the other guests.
Esdras uncovered his head and waved Haera over to a corner booth.
Sitting, Haera released Moses. “They’re being reckless.”
“They deserve some innocent fun before we break the world. Where did you go?”
Written for The Prediction, Shepherdess is an ongoing epic fantasy flash fiction story featuring Haera, a warrior who put her bloody past behind her. When her old crew comes calling, she finds herself back where it all started. This week’s challenge words were innocent, lodge, and uncover.