Has the fire become too hot?

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Has the fire become too hot?

Post by Jandar » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:33 pm

As has become a habit for him, Jandar wakes early and heads to his workshop after making his morning rounds of the city as Sheriff. Once he gets there he stops and uses his senses to smell for magic. Finding nothing out of the ordinary he places the palm of his hand on the doorplate for a moment then pull the door open after a slight glow appears. Glancing around a small smile appears on his face as a good memory crosses his mind before he snuffs it out.

Crossing to the forge he blows on the coals setting them ablaze in an instant to let them heat up for todays work. Just a couple horseshoes or he should say muleshoes to take down to the Town zoo for a pack mule. He does have a major order however but it os for the other side of his workshop - some pillars to clean up and deliver to the Princess on demand for a her new home going up in town. He was glad for the distraction working in the shop helps take away from his often discordant thoughts of what has happened. He still is unsure why She stopped stopping by nearly daily except when She travels to Imperius. Perhaps She has met someone else? He thinks back to the last time they were together just a few days after the last Love Day Celebration. Everything seemed so perfect. He had taken things slowly because She seemed so shy until that one chill day when he pulled her close and warmed her up with his power. He had kept control even when they suddenly shared a kiss and all seemed to fall into place. He had invited her to dinner and cooked his special vegetable dish that was a secret recipe known only to Blacksmiths. He had done something after they met and they arrived here he had never done before - he had shown her his secret when he unlocked the craft shed in front of her - heating the door with but a touch then lighting the fire to warm up the metal with a simple flick of his wrist. Suddenly it hit him. She was afraid of his power - he had been so sure she could accept him. It certainly could not have been his kiss?
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Re: Has the fire become too hot?

Post by LadyWhisp » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:41 pm

Life had become rather ordinary and dull over the past few months for her with working tirelessly in her workshop to making trips to Imperius for wood and then down to the coast for fish. The days all seemed to melt together, which would have her thoughts go back to that time when she saw him in his forge making things from fire-kissed metals. As of late, her thoughts were of him. She wondered how he was doing, if he was having a good day, or if keeping the town and surrounding countryside safe from harm kept him away from town. It had been several months since she last saw him, though she had received his letters when they had been delivered via messenger from time to time when he wrote to her. It had been some time since she last received one, and wondered if he ever thought of her, or if he even remembered her at all. At the thought of their last encounter, she reaches up and touches her lips with a fingertip, remembering the warmth of that long ago kiss. If she could only have courage to seek him out without fear of being discounted. She wore her feelings on her sleeve, and she was afraid of what she would do if he rejected her.

She finds herself going over her list of tasks to finish up before having to head back out to town again in the near future, and remembers her ax that needs a new edge put on it. She could go to any forge in town or surrounding area about town, but what if he is there in his? Should she take a chance and go see him? If he’s even there, what would she say to him? Hello, how are you doing? She finds herself getting butterflies and all flustered at just trying to imagine what she would say. But, this task needs to be taken care of and she couldn’t put off doing it any further.

She rides into town on her horse, and tethers it up on the edge of town near some fresh grass for it to nibble on while she takes care of her business. She walks towards the town square to begin her much needed shopping for herbs and essentials for baking, and finds herself passing by his forge. She hears some type of work going on inside, and wonders what he was busy working on. Should she?

She stops in her tracks and catches her breath. He’s there. He’s really there. Without thinking, she starts walking towards the opening. She can’t make herself stop. Her heart’s racing, butterflies fluttering like crazy in her belly. She steps on her toes, almost dancing towards the opening, and finds herself without a voice to speak with. She opens her lips and finds no sound coming out. She tries several times, and finds herself flushing with a deep crimson blush as words fail her. She clears her throat before opening her lips once again, and lets out a muffled moan, a sound barely above a whisper. She stops dead in her tracks and watches him with her doe shaped eyes wide in surprise.
By the pricking of my thumbs... something wicked this way comes...
~~ * Baroness of Emberbourne * ~~

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Re: Has the fire become too hot?

Post by Jandar » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:03 pm

As Jandar we just finishing up the horse shoe he heard a sound he would have recognized anywhere, and flinched releasing the tong dropping the the show off the anvil and into the red-white hot coals of the forge. Without a thought his hand followed after it reaching into the coals pulling it out before he turns towards the lovely face looking his way and his heart dropped as he saw her eyes flick toward the steaming piece of metal in his bare hand.

After scaring her away by showing her what he had become - no what he always has been what is the first thing that happened when she finally had appeared. He dropped the horse shoe and was about to shake his hand like it was hurt but could not lie to her. In fact he took a few quick steps towards her before stopping to look her up and down and gave her a sincere smile.


"Darling uhm I mean Baroness Whispy! Wait that is wrong too!"

Jandar's face seems to be nearly aflame as it turns a reddish color.
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Re: Has the fire become too hot?

Post by LadyWhisp » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:57 pm

Whispy lets out another soft moan of surprise as she’s spied by him from across his workshop. She can feel the heat radiating from the building out into the open air, reminding her of that time when she was so cold and he warmed her up with just a simple touch.

She shakes her head no quickly back and forth to bring herself back to now, and lets go of the axe she was carrying to get sharpened. It falls down to the ground in a soft thud. Her heart races like a humming birds’ wings within her chest, and before she thinks about what she’s doing, she hikes up her skirts and makes a mad dash towards him, all 4’10” of herselt, flinging herself into his arms. Tears dance upon her eyelashes like raindrops as she grabs on tight to him, paying no attention to the words he spoke to her. All she wants is the warmth of his arms around her, and everything would be alright.

As she holds tightly to him, she’s wracked with a coughing spasm that shakes her down to her very core. The coughing lasts for several minutes before she’s able to catch her breath in large, halted gulps.

“Oh Jandar, is it really you? It’s been so long….” She tries to speak further but the coughing starts up again, this time not letting up for several minutes. She tries to catch her breath but the coughing continues. She slumps down against his chest, the coughing taking over her body.
By the pricking of my thumbs... something wicked this way comes...
~~ * Baroness of Emberbourne * ~~

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