Chapter 1 – The Betrayal
"My debt to you is over, Knight-Captain, and the strange thing is, I’m alittle sorry about it," says Bishop, as he steps out from the shadows.She stands at the head of the group of adventurers, her short, reddish-brown hair framing her face, her expression a mixture of surprise,anger and hurt. He wills himself to maintain his casual demeanour,when deep down he is feeling anything but calm."For what it's worth, I almost kept going for you, right there until theend. But your Uncle...some things are too hard to get past. Even…”and here his words fail, if only for a moment. “...even with everythingelse."Gods, he hasn’t meant for that to have come out sounding so…sincere.All the time he had been part of her little adventuring company, all thechances he had then to be open with her, he had been aloof andapathetic. And now, at the worst time of all, here he is getting allsoppy…“Don’t
this, Bishop,” she says quietly, shaking her head slowly. Wasthat a flash of neediness in her eyes? Or is he kidding himself again,like he had so many times before with her?"I can't
it," He tries to sound his usual self. "Getting tieddown...even to a feeling for someone, just isn't my style." He forces asneer, which (he hopes) looks convincing enough. "The mostfrustrating thing about it? When I met you, I was thinking it would beas easy to hate you as I did Duncan. But I don't...at all."