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Divided Chapter 36The barkeep rested his chin on a meaty fist, watching the strange woman set up four tall steins along the ledge below the barrel of ale, turning the spigot, tilting each stein for the heady brew. Each stein she filled in turn, spilling but a few drops as she went, setting them on the bar before him.
The man picked up one of the steins, taking a long draught, “Good head on't.”
“She did say her skills were numerous.”
“Raimon,” the barkeep leaned back upon his stool, “I am of a mind to wonder what skills you have had the pleasure of testing.”
Raimon regarded him, a smile slithering onto his handsome face, “Bard, you cut me to the quick. I have far too many irons in the fire if you will.....”
“Brazen whoreson,” Bard muttered, “And a liar to boot..”
Eris stood, hands on her hips, watching the two men banter back and forth. The irony of being cast into the same environment she'd thought to escape from w
Divided Chapter 35Eris hadn't dared allow herself to return until she was a good distance away from the longhouses. Twice she'd almost twisted her ankle. She took her high heels off, tossing them into her backpack then had hidden in the trees far from the rutted road she'd been walking on, changing into the hated dress she'd been given before they left New York. When she looked down at herself, she laughed out loud.
“I look like a fucking extra in Les Miserable.”
She couldn't believe her idea had worked. She was sure that with all their high tech gadgets, it would only be a matter of time before they discovered what she'd done. However, she'd strolled out of the place nice and neat while they were still in a panic. Buzzy had looked devastated but he'd get over it.
As she neared the road again, her excitement started to abate, giving over to confusion, then to anxiety. She'd pulled it off, now what? Where to go? Hell she didn't even know where anything was. Colin hadn't exactly hand out maps
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