The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

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Megan Lockhart By Megan Lockhart Completed
She found him on the beach. His clothes spoke of wealth, his hands told of work, but it was the scars on his face that told Nan who the man before her was, Sir William Horton, the resident Hero of Ashford. He was the richest man in five counties and a well known bastard. Rumors of very kind were whispered about Ashford’s infamous Black Knight, his all encompassing cruelty, his frozen heart, the twisted means by which he found pleasure. Every creature in Ashford knew to give him a wide berth, to keep a wagging tongue still, and eyes trained anywhere but on him when he came into view.

 So when Nan found him and was neither distant, silent nor looking anywhere but directly at him, Ashford’s Black Knight began to stumble over the oddity of this girl. Her fearlessness, her honesty, her intelligence, even her unassuming beauty held him captivated. But how could a simple beggar girl be so many things? Who was this woman that held his attention, or more importantly who had she been before coming to Ashford?
f*cking a whore is not business that you HAVE to do, but you do pay for it.
@Gothlovestory  
Yes, Chris Hemsworth....(batting eyelashes and heavy sigh)
Thank-you for writting such a captivating tale. I have read it many times, and will continue to read it many  more times to come. It truely is a timeless classic.
I am answering your puppy dog stare and commenting on this chapter. Haven't started reading yet but the summary was very captivating. :D
I'm imagining him as Chris Hensworth dressed like that. I think there is a pool under me.
It's sad that she didn't even try fighting knowing she'd get no help which kinda hints at her having experienced similar fate in the past....maybe I m reading too much into it