Back to the Garden/Warrior and Huntress/Forever Never

Mna went straight to Ella, embracing her warmly, and kissed her gently on the cheek. When their bodies touched, the life within Ella leapt as if in greeting to the child Mna carried. A tiny gasp of understanding escaped Mna’s lips as she withdrew and looked into the eyes of their friend’s new companion. Within the dark depths of Ella’s gaze she recognized hesitation and realized this was still the mother’s secret. She smiled at Ella, but a furrow of question creased her soft brow. She turned to Laoch and reached up to give him a squeeze, always stunned by how broad his shoulders were, how strong his arms felt as he hugged her gently in return. Continue reading Back to the Garden/Warrior and Huntress/Forever Never

The Return/Forever Never

He touched her face, looked into her eyes, brimming with fresh tears, then placed his hands gently on her taut belly and knelt in front of her to kiss his unborn child. He stroked her stomach, planting kiss after kiss there; and she held his head in her hands as he knelt before her, his body shaking as he wept Continue reading The Return/Forever Never