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  1. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    He nodded. "There's plumbing here." That might not have been impressive in other parts of the world, but many homes of even the nobility in Vel Anir did not actually have plumbing. His father had had it installed in the manor at a later time of course, but it worked on...well Kasim wasn't...
  2. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim clutched Aviana tightly. "It's alright." He said softly. In the back of his head he wondered if they should have stopped in one of the villages along the way and attempted to find a healer or doctor, but he realized it would have been foolish. People already would have seen Kiovec in the...
  3. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    "After some rest, I think." He told her softly. They had been traveling for days now, and he did not want to exhaust her too much. The treehouse was deep in the forest, and that little hike was better to wait until after they had rested. At least until she had rested. He would be carving runes...
  4. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    His palm squeezed hers. "Plenty of those." With a gentle guiding touch Kasim began to walk towards the Manor. It was simpler than the Castle, built hundreds of years later and through modern masonry rather than magics. Despite its size there was something...quaint about it. "My sister always...
  5. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim found the manor unoccupied, though prepared. If he had to guess, one of his family members had recently stayed there, though just whom it was he could not have said. None of the furniture was wrapped up, the stoves had ash in them though were clean, and the front doors were sealed. He...
  6. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    He nodded. There was a small part of him that looked forward to seeing the manor again. It was not quite the same as the castle they had just spent time at, but close to it. The manor was a summer home, a place where he and his brother had spent many of their days. His father had barely gone...
  7. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    "I won't." Kasim had no intentions of dying, not now, not...well not soon. There were few things he wanted more in this world than to see his children grow old. Fact was, there was nothing else. Lips thinned for a brief moment as he thought about what that might mean, but such things were...
  8. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim chuckled. "Maybe a carriage under Kiovec." The expression on his face told Aviana that he wasn't being serious with the suggestion. A solution would have to be found one way or another, but for the moment what was on the forefront of his mind was ensuring all of them were safe. His...
  9. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim slowly and gently traced his hand over Aviana's arm, smiling slightly as he peered into the flames. "We will be." He was not entirely sure just how they would be yet, but he knew that they would be. There were not many things in this world that he could be confident of, certainly not with...
  10. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim nodded his head. "A peaceful night." Though in truth he had preferred the bed. Their time at the castle had reminded him of luxuries long lost, and it would have been a lie to say he hadn't missed them. A breath filled his lungs, head shaking slightly as he placed another kiss on the top...
  11. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    Kasim watched Aviana only for a few seconds, lips thinning as she began to speak. Without replying to her the young Heir of House Virak closed the short distance between himself and Aviana. His arms wrapped tightly around her, hands sliding over her body as he suddenly pulled her into a tight...
  12. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    "I know." He called out. Kasim did not really think that his father would hurt Aviana, at least not until the children were born, but that reality scared him more than any torture could have. His lips thinned, and he closed his eyes for a brief moment as he took in a deep breath. His fingers...
  13. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    "I..." Kasim was about to open his mouth to tell her, but then he suddenly thought better of it. His head shook from side to side, and he closed his mouth for a few seconds. He knew it was best to keep silent. At least right now. "It won't happen." He told Aviana softly. "I won't let anyone...
  14. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    He nodded his head. "There's a manor." Not a castle, not this time. Kasim was sure that his family had more homes than he could ever hope to count, but the ones he knew of could fill an entire scroll. The one he intended for them to go to now was near Cortos, selected only because it was so...
  15. Kasim Areth

    Private Tales The Mountains Ahead

    "It's my family." Kasim said softly, almost too quiet to hear. There was pain in his voice, true pain, the sort that reflected a life time of trying to understand something that no one really should have. Were it not for his mother, his brother, he would have been the same as those servants...