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
Katie_Eliza Katie_Eliza Nov 26
Is it okay I imagine her with a beautiful Scottish accent... much like Merida's in brave... cause I totally am xD
Love this story to bits...had it on my old account...was so sad when I lost 😭 just so happy I found it again 😍💚💚💚❤❤❤❤❤
It’s 1am and I’m questioning my life and how I got to this story
VHThompson VHThompson 2 days ago
My answer "if I was, don't you think you would know it and not have to ask me about if I was?"
Thirties was old back then, considering everyone died early back then. But lets skip this fact shall we.. 😂😂
Just_Tassy Just_Tassy Nov 16
I know I read it his a couple years ago... I can’t remember most of it, so I’m rereading