Hope you’re all having a good week-end. It’s time again to kick back and settle down to read some great excerpts from lots of wonderful authors here
Following on from last weeks snippet…Will is about to set out on a journey with Edward…..on horseback. Will has misgivings as he cannot ride half as well as Edward.
When Will arrived at the stables early next morning he was surprised to see Edward was there before him, and was now chatting amiably to Gilbert as the lad led two horses, ready harnessed and saddled, into the yard.
Will though, was more interested in Edward and, still hidden from sight he stood for a moment to watch his master and thought how splendid he looked dressed for riding in black Worsted doublet and sleeveless jerkin, a cloak slung casually over his shoulders, and holding a feathered cap in his hand.
And, God above,he was worth watching, this young man who filled his eyes and his heart. It was, he knew all he desired in life…to be near Edward, to love him from afar and in secret.
Sighing inwardly and having looked his fill, Will walked into view and was greeted by a sombre good morning from Gil both in deference to his late masters death and his new master’s presence. Edward smiled and after a cordial greeting, he sprang lightly and easily into the saddle.
‘Gil, perhaps you could lead Will’s horse to the mounting block’, he suggested, ‘he’ll find it easier to mount that way’. Then looking at Will, he winked and said, ‘You won’t be so shamed in front of Gil then either lad’.