A/N: This is a story theme I got from the website: Seventh Sanctum. Also, it's been a while since I started writing a new novel. I want to know about the characters, plot, setting. I want to focus working on how to make my story better with those three things. If grammar becomes an issue throughout chapters, let me know. Hope you enjoy!
I can’t believe this pipsqueak called me a freak. I guess this is what happens when I try to be nice to people. I never liked royals to begin with, but I’m doing this for the money. I looked up at the sky, noticing grey clouds hovering over the sun. It must be getting ready to rain. I looked over at Fili, who seemed to be down for some reason, but I don’t really care much for it.
“It’s about to rain. We are going to set up camp soon.” Fili nodded at me. What the heck is her issue? Ah. Why am I getting worried over a runt like her? I motioned the horse to slow down in front of a nearby cave. This is a good place to stay for the night. Even though it’s daytime still. I stepped down from my seat, heading out to the back of the carriage and held out my hand to Fili. Fili ignored my gesture and got out on her own. Okay, that was it.
“Alright, what is your issue? If you have a problem, then say it!”
Fili stayed silent for a moment then looked up at my direction. “What is it to you? You’re just a bodyguard.”
She isn’t wrong. I am just a bodyguard, but I’m not going to deal six months of little miss attitude either. “And? I’m not dealing with attitude on this trip. So might as well just tell me what’s on your mind.”
“You wouldn’t understand.”
“I won’t unless you tell me.”
Huh? Fili is… crying? I don’t know why, but now I feel bad for trying to force it out of her. “Sorry. I won’t ask anymore. Let’s just… set up camp.”
I grabbed the supplies that were laying in the carriage, which contained sleeping bags and cooking ware. I carried the supplies onto my shoulder, heading over to the cave. I turned my head to Fili. “You can bring the horse to the cave.” Fili nodded as she grabbed the rein and motioned the horse to follow. We headed our way to the cave. As soon as we made to the inside of the small cave, I placed the supplies down and headed towards to the horse. I grabbed the rein from Fili and tied the horse to a nearby tree.
“Alright. Next is firew-” I turned to see Fili sitting on the ground. “What are you doing?”
“No, no, no. I don’t care if you are royalty, you are going to help.”
“How am I supposed to help?”
“Come on, pipsqueak.” I grabbed her hand as we headed towards to where the tree were. “Look on the ground and find some wood.”
Fili looked at the ground, searching for wood. I looked up at the sky again, seeing that the sun is completely covered by the clouds. Gotta hurry.
I helped Fili gather up enough wood needed to make a fire. We headed back to the cave. I got onto my knees, setting up the wood and trying to make a fire. As soon I was able to make a fire, I looked at Fili who still seemed down. “Y’know. I don’t really care much, but… If you need to get something off your chest, you can just say it. It’s not like I’m going to judge you or anything.”
“What is marriage like…?”
“Huh?! That what’s been on your mind?”
Fili nodded. How the heck am I supposed to answer that? It’s not like I ever been married myself. “I guess, marriage is like. Hmm… I guess if you love someone deeply enough, you would want to be with them forever.”
“Why do you ask?”
“I was… curious.” Fili looked away from me. I hear the sound of rain from outside the cave. I looked out to the cave, raining pouring from every direction. This is going to be a long night.
“Huh? How do you know?”
“I just do…”
What the hell is she talking about?