The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

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Megan Lockhart By MeganLockhart 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 every 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?

  • 1800s
  • beggar
  • betrayal
  • burns
  • england
  • harris
  • historical
  • horton
  • kiss
  • knight
  • love
  • lover
  • loyalty
  • mistress
  • nan
  • pain
  • ruined
  • scars
  • secret
  • william
NekoChan16Kawaii NekoChan16Kawaii 5 days ago
Poor girl. This is why I don't like "societal standards" beyond Golden Rule & other such morals
NekoChan16Kawaii NekoChan16Kawaii 5 days ago
How is he still so presentable if he got his as knocked out?
One word and a number into the story and already 88 comments 😳 😂😂
NekoChan16Kawaii NekoChan16Kawaii 5 days ago
Oh somebody needs to get slapped. Some of them might be that, but more than likely something bad happened or they don't HAVE the opportunity to improve their lot
Just_leave_me_be Just_leave_me_be 6 days ago
1770, a winters ball, and the Schuyler Sisters; the envy of all! Just me?
If a book deserves it then Ill even go back and check if Ive missed on any chapter and vote in it too