Author: Konstanz Silverbow
Series: Finding Gold (Book Four)
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance (Clean)
Release Date: 2-27-17
For every step Bardolph takes, I must take two. I’m almost running through the forest, trying to keep up with him as he stomps about, his bow slung over his chest, a sword on his hip.
“Shhh,” he commands for the fifth time since we left the castle.
It’s not as if I could be any quieter while trying not to get lost or left behind. “Must you walk so fast?” I whisper angrily.
“We’re hunting, not taking a stroll through the woods, Princess. Forgive me for doing my job,” he whispers back, though his tone isn’t as angry. Just more mocking.
I keep quiet, wanting to say so much, but deciding against it. It will do me no good. And I’d rather not anger the one person here who could kill me without the use of magic. I do my best to keep up with the man, unsure how someone so large can move so quietly and with such stealth.
“Get down,” he whispers, pointing to a wild boar.
I do as he says and hide behind a fallen tree log, watching with curiosity as Bardolph pulls an arrow from his quiver and gets his bow ready. He takes aim and lets his arrow loose. It finds its mark easily. The boar squeals before falling on its side, disappearing from view.
“I think I’m going to vomit.” I lean away from Bardolph into the bushes and empty the contents of my stomach. I would much rather be searching the castle for the mirror than out here watching this. It would be more productive as well.
“You’re not one for hunting, are you?” He laughs and brushes past me, I assume to go check on the animal.
“No, I am not, thank you very much. I’m only here with you now because Tohomoth thought it would be a good idea to send me off to see what her other prisoners do. I don’t know why because it’s not like I plan on becoming a hunter or a guard to her castle. And I certainly don’t plan on learning how to cook.”
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