Night Run Part 7 Brianna sat by the fire lost in thought. Where was Rorie?
Was she alright? Was Charles lying? What was she going to do? She had so many questions and no answers. She would start by questioning the McGregor. Conner stood in the doorway watching Brianna. She couldn’t hide her thoughts her every emotion showed on her face. She was an awful liar. Conner knew everything she had told him so far was a lie. He just wanted to know was for her safety or had someone sent her. The McGregor’s had plenty of enemies, including the Murrays. Feuds that went back for generations and Clans that coveted the land, they all were a menace. Conner was sure she wasn’t a Murray but he wanted to know why she chose to lie. Conner cleared his throat. Brianna jumped. “I didn’t see you there.” She said blushing. “Either my warrior skills are as good as I think they are or you were so deep in thought I could have stomped in here and you still would not have heard me.” He said. “A little of both I think.” She said with a little laugh. “ I see you have settled in. Now it’s time for you to give me some answers.” He said taking a across from her. “Wwhat do yyyou want to to know?” she managed to stammer out. “Who you really are to begin with.” He said “Umm I told you I am Brianna Murray.” She said “No, I don’t think so. If you were a Murray you would know I clans have been feuding for 3 generations.” He said with a chuckle
” Oh my goodness she thought but she said “I’ll be ready. Conner may be a little
. well. she wished he would leave so she could gather her song. I guess I should apologize. she doubted the McGregor would let a little thing like clothing stand in the way of what he wanted. “You do that.” She said quietly. She shook her head as she paced.” She said using Rorie’s last name. The McGregor’s may have fierce tales told about them but everyone here had treated her with nothing but kindness. Trying not to give herself away.. She didn’t want him to know her real name.” Conner said. “My Name is Brianna McBride. Brianna held her head down wondering who it could be. “I will take you to their cottage tomorrow.She glanced up at him wondering what to say. “So?” He said.” He said watching her reaction. “I didn’t want to use my last name because I was told your Clan did some harm to some of my Kin. “One of my cousin’s married a McBride last month they’re in the holding I wonder if you can be vouched for. “I’ll be here after you break your fast. She negated both ideas. She could leave and continue to search for Rorie. He was sure she wasn’t.” He said still searching her face for a tell. She didn’t look up until she had it together.” What was she going to do? Runaway again or take her chances with the cousin? Damn.” Connor stared at her trying to determine whether she told the truth. “Im sure he will.” Conner said will exiting the room. “It’s a she. Maybe she could get a messenger sent to Rorie’s parents. What she going to do. She had met many of Rorie’s cousins but would they vouch for her.” She said searching for an answer. Maybe her not having clothes would delay the meeting with the cousins. “”Umm. Brianna stood up and started pacing the room trying to figure out her next move. For one she had no means of sending a message and she had no clothes.
He was of marrying age and had always been kind to her when she was with the McBrides.
. There were so many McBrides there was no telling who it was. She would just have to play the scene out. Mayhap it was cousin Nail. If it was Logan he would join in thinking it was a Jest. No. Maybe she should just tell the truth. she couldn’t do that.gruff but kind.