Lady Silver of the Spring – p.10

April 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm 1 comment

The girl was in a panic, and opened her mouth to scream, but water came pouring out instead. The man only loosened his grip for a moment, but it was enough, and the girl broke free and swam across the spring, refilling her lungs with the cool water. When she felt better, she floated back up and poked her eyes above the surface.

The man was still treading water in the same spot, staring at her. “Are ye a fish-woman?”

The girl smiled, and shook her head. Once more, she lifted her hand and pointed to the ring. She showed him that she couldn’t remove it, and then shrugged her shoulders. Communication at last, primitive though it was, gave her hope.

“Some kind of curse then?” He backed out of the water and began to wring out his clothes as best he could. “Or a punishment for witchcraft?”

The girl shook her head vigorously, but the man was already remounting his horse. “I’ve no truck with demons or sorcery,” he said, and bade his horse to gallop quickly away.

Alone again, the girl sank below the water and floated without direction. She looked at the ring, again wondering what the markings on it might mean, and whether she was beyond saving after all.

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