Wednesday, 12 June 2013
"To Britain's Shores" - Chapter 9 - A new year
I couldn't resist a chuckle. "Not for want of trying. You and yours were too good."
He snorted. "Never seen their little man run that fast."
I grinned at the memory of him fleeing for the safety of their hearthguard after his own warriors had been routed. "Aye. And it was a good plan."
Ecgwine brightened, his mood lifting visibly. "Really? You think so?"
At times like this I'm reminded he's still a youngster, that one. "Aye. That patrol was slowed up by the swamp, and you got through the woods to them before the rest could come off the hill and help. Was well done." I chuckled. "Almost too well. If they'd stuck around for the fight, we'd have had him."
He actually smiled. "I guess. Still annoying that they got away."
I couldn't argue with him there. "Truth. But they were lucky. And they'll know it."
"Mm." He paused. "Did I hear right. Cormac's leaving?"
"Aye. Says he and his have earned enough off us, and 'sides, they got a fair amount of hurt in that raid."
Lavinia, who'd been listening, and for once leaving her man to fight his own battles, sighed. "That's a shame. I liked their music."
I laughed. "Not at all sure some of it was fit for a lass's ears, mind."