"How bad?" "Six months suspension from service, and a list of duties I'm too tired to even think about yet. Oh, and we're both under constant surveillance for the time being, though I doubt Arthur intends to enforce that." "I'm sorry, Mordred. If it weren't for me…" "If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be who I am. Let it go, Kara. This is nothing compared with what we almost lost." "I suppose you're right," she said as she settled herself beside him. "But…" "Will you stay?" he interrupted, his expression soft and vulnerable as he reached for her hand. "I don't think I can bear being parted from you again." "I've nowhere else to go, not that it matters anyway. I have no wish to leave." "Selyf?" She avoided his eyes as she shook her head. …show more content…
I'm sorry, Kara." "That's why I went to Morgana in the first place. I don't even know who killed him, I was just frightened and angry. I needed someone to blame." Mordred nodded. "I nearly ended up following her myself, with far less justification than fresh grief. But for all her cruelty, I don't hate her. How can I? She could've done so much good for our kind, yet she's thrown that chance away. I can only feel sadness for so much wasted potential." "I know." "One day, we'll be free. Arthur will see to that." Kara was somewhat less certain, but was willing to wait around and see if the king might indeed accept magic someday. She pushed her lingering doubts aside, putting faith in the fact that Mordred would never serve a man with such tireless devotion without very good reason for doing
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He forces his lips away from her skin to look at her sadly, "I would try to apparate you out, but Bellatrix made sure to jinx you so that you'd be bound to the Manor."
“Darlin’, I’m so sorry that happened to you of all people. You are so sweet and kind. It’s just a downright shame.” Fiona reached out to stroke Casey’s trembling hand. “Go ahead and take your time, we have all day if need be. Why don’t you tell me about your daughter? I’m sure she was lovely.”
Shad Aelfe and I went back, pre-Corps, pre-tech, back to picking scrap to survive when the power grid failed. He was a little guy, five foot two without the attitude to go with it. He would tell you he was obsolete with a broken tooth grin and a twinkle in his eye. Wet eyes twinkle, like fresh protein in the moonlight, and Shad made sure you knew he was wet, or fresh if he was in the mood. We shared some hard times together and I didn’t begrudge him the wetware upgrades, I wondered who he killed for the money, but I didn’t begrudge him. He might have been obsolete but his willingness to be modified and reconstructed gave him a depth of being that made him priceless as a counselor. He could speak with authority about the dangers of fads. And
I easier my right hand to crust her cheek softly "my heart says yes, but my mind says no. I have learned to think like as a man. Not the boy I was when I met you for the first time. But in my heart I keep locked away for you. For it was, as always, will be yours. My maleficent!" i whispered sweetly as I closed the space between us.