Vainglory 2It was the first time she met Marinus. He stumbled in half past five, red around his eyes, dirt, and grime all over her clothes and face. Evelyn wondered what sorry bloke got himself in a drunken barfight this early in the evening. Their eyes met, a smirk quirked at the corner of his lips. Already Evelyn didn't like him, but nary a second passed before he shrugged her off and nodded towards Benedict behind her, nodded, and trooped downstairs. At least it was past noon.Vainglory 2 by ~k-h-o
"That was Marinus," Benedict said. "Don't be alarmed. He's in Guard.""
He looked worried, but didn't press the subject.
"He looks all beat up," Evelyn whispered. She didn't
Vainglory 1He had this easy breezy voice, talked slow and calm with the slightest hint of a mumble.Vainglory 1 by ~k-h-o
"Grandma been havin' 'nother boy over. She's peakin' through t'em windows all shifty-eyed," he drawled.
Then he came into view. Emem Ahn saw a young man betraying false stereotypes of the men of the sea. Half-human, half-mer with only a trace of pointed ears compared to the elongated ones and shimmering scaled bodies the full breed Sea Aina were known for. Arms and legs, thought to be long and lithe, stretched short over the arms of a sofa-chair in full view of the old woman across the street.
"Mar, have you been spying on the neighbors again?" Emem's
Character Study: EsmondWatching them, Esmond envied them from his place at the edge of the yard. He smiled as Darius threw a snowball, hitting Mr. Ahn in the shoulder. The older man picked up his grandson and twirled him around, handing him a soft ball of white fluff. Quiet whispers and the pair dashed after Darius, pelting him him until he pretend fell in defeat. The child's laughter echoed as he toppled from his grandfather's grasp and into his father's.Character Study: Esmond by ~k-h-o
Esmond turned, not bearing the sight any longer. A moment's hesitation, a desire to join in the fun, but he continued retreating. He had no place here. He passed the archway and the windows of the house - Mrs. A