That showed in the curl of his lip, a half-sneer that revealed his disdain for Highlanders. She tightened her grip on him. Behind her, someone closed the hall door.
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And somewhere in the smoke-hazed shadows, one of her kinsmen snarled a particularly vile curse. She twirled its length around her fingers, clutching the polished gems as if they might answer her. Her own special talisman, the ambers often comforted her. Worse, everyone was staring at her. He surely saw her fiery-red hair as the brand of a witch. Almost wishing she was—just so she could fire-blast him—she straightened her back and let her eyes blaze.
MacDonald pride beat through her, giving her strength and courage. She turned to Alasdair. I can smell their taint in the air. She refrained from asking who greeted her. His rich garments and jewels had already marked him as a fat-pursed, well-positioned noble. As if he read her mind and knew she was about to say so, her brother cleared his throat. A writ from the King, expressing his royal will.
Somehow she managed to dip in a semblance of a curtsy.
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He is weary of the endless provocations between your clan and the other two who share this land. But Alasdair only strode to the high table and snatched up a rolled parchment, its red wax seals dangling and broken. When he turned back to the hall, his face was darker than ever, the writ clenched in a tight, white-knuckled grip.
We of this glen have our own ways of handling trouble. The kinsman standing closest to Catriona, a young lad built like a steer and with hair as flame-bright as her own, spat onto the floor rushes. Catriona heard the terrible words through a buzzing in her ears. She did flash a glance at her brother. As it was, she suppressed a shudder and chose her words with care.
King Robert proposes within a fortnight. He looked into her eyes.
They shall fight stripped of all but their plaids and armed with swords, dirks, axes. A bow with three arrows per man shall be allowed, and a shield. But no quarter may be given. Catriona went hot and cold. Robert Bruce granted it to my great-great-grandfather in tribute to our support at Bannockburn.
Our men should not have to spill blood for what they fought and won with such honor. Their chief informed us they were taking cattle to replace revenue tolls they lost because you menaced and threatened wayfarers trying to use the mountain pass above their stronghold. A clansman riled by such absurdity. We tired of it. Worse than the devil, James Cameron ridiculed her every time their paths crossed. There were few men she reviled more.
Eyes narrowed, she fixed him with her own frostiest air. The cloven-footed trumpet-blasters wasted no opportunity to shout their claim to the glen. The glint in his eye showed that he enjoyed her distress. Catriona turned to Alasdair, but when he fisted his hands and his mouth flattened into a hard, tight line, her heart dropped. Nor, according to the abbess at St. She was also twice widowed. Catriona wheeled to face Sir Walter. Now that Lady Edina is gone, and without a will, the King means to take our lands.
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