I got almost nothing written today, but I guess I’ll post what I have anyway. The update for my text program took forever.
“I’ll have to teach you the art of not being seen.” Julius smiled.
“I would like that very much.” Grinned Alina. “But from what Niona tells me I’d be better off letting your cat teach me”
“Yes, in that case the student has surpassed the master…” He sighed with a smile.
“What is she to you?” Asked Alina.
“Family.” Julius replied. “Having lost our originals we made out own.”
“So, how did you come to find her?”
“As I’m sure you’re aware,” He began. “There are settlements all around the wall of the capital. Really just the city spilling out of its border. I was an apprentice to a locksmith. While the master was out on more complicated jobs I took care of day to day problems. On the day of the siege I was on the very outskirts, installing locks for a new shop. A weaponsmith named Burns was the client. He was an ex soldier. Nearly seventy, but built like an oak. He pestered me all day with small talk. I think he was nervous about starting a new business. Just talking to hear himself talk. I listened to his whole life story. Really it was the story of his whole family. Right down to his granddaughter who was studying magic. If it had been any other day I wouldn’t even be able to tell you what he looked like now… but it’s all burned into my memory.
I was try my hardest to escape when his wife and granddaughter came running up the street.