|The colors are saturated, but this is
pretty close to Silvara
Ethaniel leapt to his feet as the Archeress appeared. Her auburn hair fell to her waist, tied loosely behind her. One of Silvara’s hands held her silver bow while the other grasped a shallow basket.
“I assume you rested well,” Silvara smiled brightly as she approached. “You slept sounded enough. Did you just get up then? Just some mushroom,” she added as Ethaniel glanced at her basket. “Something for dinner. But I suppose you’d like to wash before that? We’ve…I’ve better clothes for you,” She glanced at Ethaniel. “Though of course if you want to keep those on…”
“I don’t,” Ethaniel assured her as Jagger chuckled. “And a wash would be wonderful.”
“Thought so; come along then.” Silvara started around the hill which covered her home. “You didn’t get wounded in Solbane, did you?”
“Not that I know of.” Ethaniel hurried after her. “So you’re really the Archeress?”
“Why, is someone asking?”
Ethaniel suppressed a slight smile, but sobered quickly. “You said last night that Erathrane wasn’t safe?”
“It’s not.” Silvara stopped before a mass of vines spilling over a stone ledge. “Volandums; enemies of that sort. Though they’d not come here without reason; coming from the north maybe, I wonder, well…” Her voice trailed off then she jerked her head up and glanced at Ethaniel. “Sorry. I’ve been talking to ourself…myself, for years now. Not used to making sure others can understand. And no, I don’t know what they’re doing here…yet. But they mean no good.” She pulled back the vines, revealing the low entrance to another cave, and motioned Ethaniel forward. “Hurry, because dinner will be ready soon.”
“Wait!” Ethaniel stopped Silvara as she turned. Her eyes really did change from a clear blue to flecked gold. “I just want to say…well, thanks for helping us…especially for healing Jagger.”
“What else was I to do?” Silvara shrugged, though her lip curled upwards. “I merely did my duty; now hurry up and get washed.”
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