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❝ ᴅᴏ ʏᴏᴜ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʏᴏᴜ ᴀʀᴇ? ❞


Kateth had led Kinnon to the throne room and Lady Delphia had called on one of her maidservants to escort the Princess to a room where she could clean herself up a bit from their journey. No doubt, Lady Delphia would convince them to stay for a while. He was sure that they were tired from their journey, and probably could use some good food and a good nights rest in a comfortable bed.

He turned the corner and entered a conference room, the room Lady Delphia had asked him only moments ago to meet her in. There were vines growing over the far right wall, their green leaves standing out against the white stone. Centered in the same wall was an open window, expanding to nearly the top of the room and the bottom of the wall. Lady Delphia stood ahead of him. The room was empty, save for the single wooden table that sat in the middle of the floor.

Lady Delphia stood silently as Kateth went to stand in front of her with a bow. She watched the door as if she were waiting for it to open. Then, as if her mind had willed it to open, the hinges roared the ancient song as they were slung open, a young woman entering through them.

Kateth looked back to Lady Delphia, confusion written throughout his face before looking back to the guest. The young woman was small with long blonde hair tied back in braids as she entered the room. Who was she?

The doors closed behind her as she came to a stop in front of Kateth.

Across her back was a leather quiver, it's body filled with arrows, and in her hand she held a bow. She breathed out a breath and looked to Lady Delphia, "Lady Delphia Abigaia, I received your request and acted on it immediately. My apologies for not being able to send word in advance of my arrival."

"No need to apologize," Lady Delphia smiled. "I sensed your coming." She turned to Kateth. "This is an archer that I sent for; she is here to train you."

Lord Jahki had only mentioned earlier in the morning about sending for and Archer of Tilwood to come train him. How had she sent for her without knowing?

"Lord Jahki asked me a few nights ago to send for one and said that he would speak to you of it. By your confusion, I believe that he has not done so. My apologies, Keeper." She said.

"No, no, It's alright." Kateth said. "Whatever you and he believes to be best, I will follow, my lady."

"Good." She smiled, looking back to the young archer.

Kateth watched as the small archer looked up to him, only then realizing how incredibly short she was. "I mean no offense, but," he crossed his arms, "aren't you a little short to be an archer?"

"Aren't you a little brave to insult someone with a weapon?" The archer said back with a smirk.

"Forgive me," He said with a forced smile. He couldn't believe that he had asked that.

"I am Katarina from Tilwood, but you can call me Rin." She said. "I will be training you."


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