It was morning, Abeke had just woken up, she got dressed and walked down through the large castle to find the dinning room where she ate with her three best friends and some of the other greencloaks.
the greencloaks were a group of the marked that protected erdas from the danger and the horrors of evil. But now that the worm and the devourer had been defeated, Abeke didn't know what they were protecting from.
She thought about this for a while, and, decision made, she walked into the dining room.
There, sitting at the table, was Rollan, Meilin, Conner, Lenori, Alvan, kirat, and Lilian. Kirat and Lilian were two new greencloaks. They were young but good at what they did and kirat had helped defend erdas from the worm. Lilian on the other hand had not, and she was still in training.
Today, as she sat eating her eggs, Rollan(being in charge of training the young greencloaks) was telling her how to stand properly when using a sword, "you stand, feet apart, in a firm position, you can't be losing losing your balance and falling down and dieting, now can you?".
Meilin was saying, "well, yes that's true... but I don see why that's needed..." she was talking to Alvan.
Conner was talking to kirat about him having to stand in for Finn seeing as he had hurt his arm badly the day before, "now when you get on your horse don't do what Rolland always does-
"what does he always do?" Kirat interrupted.
"well, um, he always sort of, um..." he stamered, not wanting Rollan to tackle him if he said it.
instead, Meilin said it for him,"he always gets on a bit to hard, then he falls off the other side."
Kirat burst out laughing and Rollan jumped on Meilin from across the table, pining to the floor.
Meilin was laughing, and, quick as a flash, she rolled over and, suddenly, Rollan was pined under her. He stared to laugh then too, and soon, the whole hall was laughing.
When they had calmed down a bit, abeke said hi and sat down at the table. Everyone said hello and good morning. Abeke was now fourteen and she lived in a castle with her best friends, her fellow greencloak, her family. All was wonderful.
it was Conners birthday and he didn't even remember it.
that morning he had been to happy to remember it. This was the day! He kept thinking, over and over again. And indeed, this was the day, the day his family was coming to visit, they would come stay in the castle for two days and then they would return home, to Eura. It had been over half a year since Conner had last seen his family and he was very excited. What he didn't remember was that his family was coming to visit today BECAUSE today was his birthday. It had been two years since the worm was destroyed and for two years Conner had barely seen his family. Oh sure, he saw them sometimes, when he went on trips to Glengavin and to other other places in northern Eura. But not enough.
conner spent the morning getting ready, he asked the kitchens to make meat pies, his family's favourite wich they never got to eat because they were very poor.
It was time. They had arrived. Conner ran and hugged his mother then his father then the one brother that had come. They went inside and Conner was surprised by Abeke taking his hand and pulling him along the corridor. His family followed. They reached the hall. Abeke opened the doors and there was Meilin, Rollan, kirat, two new greencloaks Rollan was training, and Brigan the wolf. They all yelled happy birthday! And Brigan jumped up and licked his face. They had a party, and they all had fun, they had the party until very late, and when they all finally when to sleep, they were very tiered.
The next day Conner spent with his family. He was so happy he got to see his family that he actually attempted to do a cart wheel, but only managed to fall over. It didn't dampen his spirits a bit.
Conner macFenray was happy where he was, with whom he was with, and about the world being safe enough to have love in it.