Chapter 2 - Damsel Awakes´´Where do we take her?´´ Britta looked around helplessly and settled for the deep cave, ´´momentarily, we have no better shelter´´Wordlessly, Claes walked past her and into the darkness, his eyes adjusting instantly and went even deeper into the cave.´´It is not very warm´´ he remarked.Britta took off her shawl in which she wrapped the small bird and threw him her cloak, ´´wrap her up´´For the first time, she was more than grateful for her sturdy, strong nature which enabled her to maintain body heat even in the cold environment as this.The girl, though, needed all the help she could get.´´So bad she will reject my blood´´ she muttered, ´´she needs it´´´´She´ll do without it´´ Claes reassured her and gently wrapped the cloak around the girl´s small, thin body before taking off his own and rearranging
Chapter 1 - A Damsel in DistressThe snowstorm was so strong, not even Talun, the strongest in the family, could stay long outside. Birgitta sighed and glanced wistfully outside. She would have to hunt tomorrow. Or even in a week´s time, if it continued so. There was no way she would escape unscathed should she leave the safety of the fortress before then and even then, the chances of catching something edible were very slim to none.She should have fed yesterday.She had realised that as soon as she had stepped outside and the icy wind chilled her to the bone, forcing her to retreat back inside the second she had walked out.´´You are silent, Brita´´ Claes, her guard, said softly, his voice barely audible in the silence that stretched through the fortress of Dagmar.´´It´s cold outside´´ she only said, as if that simple statement said everything.And it did.Claes´s shrewd eyes gazed at her sharply.´´You haven´t fed yet, have you?