Bronze Calvary ~On HOLD~
Lilias rung her hands together as sapphire eyes dagger-ed threw her male attire, if he found out what she really was...all would be done for.
Born on the lower lands, Lilias and her remaining brother Conan work the fields. Simple pleasures like sneaking out before all awake to ride the family horse is all Lilias ever wanted. She's never dreamed about anything but horses. For such a lady to think of nothing more is unbecoming, her nose should be put in books and writing. When her mother becomes ill Lilias father makes a very powerful decision. He sends both his remaining children to work off the debt to the Lord of the Higher lands.
Lord Ahearn is anything but giving, so when he agrees to take in two puny little low landers to pay a debt. He's anything but pleased. Trained in the art of battle, Ahearn has no time for frivolous games. He was told a man and woman were coming. So isn't a surprise when there are two men at his doorstep. It's possible he heard wrong, but very doubtful.
Placing one man in charge of finances and the other to muck stalls, Ahearn can't help but notice something is off. And when he wakes earlier one morning due to a nightmare that has haunted his dreams for many moons, his breath catches in this throat at the sight before him. As if heaven itself had opened dropping a dark haired angel, Ahearn blinks thinking he's still very much asleep.
Not only is the little beauty dancing in his field, she's dancing with his war horses. Horses that have been geared for battle, blood shed and turmoil. Aye she was perfect, so perfect he wanted her for his very own. But as quickly as she was before him, she vanished.