The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

The Black Knight (Watty Awards 2012 Finalist)

40 Part Story 7.8M Reads 174K Votes
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?

talenor talenor May 14, 2016 09:42AM
Why did she fight him before if she is going to acquiesce now? She has bottles in her basket...and has already lost her place in society, so why would she let him do this without a fight?
WindyWinter WindyWinter Apr 27, 2016 05:12AM
On every chapter!?! I don't know about that. How about evwey third chapter?
bubbushh bubbushh May 18, 2016 12:04AM
Is it just me that looks at a year in history and thinks "oooo in the US, THIS was happening and this and this and this" lol
BimboLimbo BimboLimbo Apr 01, 2016 07:09PM
Anyone getting a Scrooge vibe from him from a christmas carol??
BethDavis814 BethDavis814 Apr 21, 2016 03:17AM
I imagine their accents to be Irish ☺️ maybe because I am ?
talenor talenor May 14, 2016 09:20AM
How would pink darken? Pale and faded indicates age and overuse in garments...