The soft clopping Sound of hooves Followed the young woman as she skillfully guided her horse Down the street, her body heavy with weariness. She had traveled a long time that day And the night was well ripened As she guided her mare Towards a familiar inn. As she reached the well worn Building, She silently handed off her mount To a stable hand that came out Of the nearby building. They simply nodded to one another Before he retreated again and she gathered her cloak around her, Shivering slightly As she glanced over the dark and silent town. Blinking her bright green eyes once, She turned towards the front door and stepped inside.
At first, the sound was overwhelming And she hesitated on the threshold, Avoiding meeting any drunken gaze As she quickly searched for someone to help her. Quietly, she pulled back her hood Revealing her long blonde hair That was loosely pulled into a ponytail, braids Randomly woven throughout it And dotted with Green and white beads. The innkeeper caught her eyes And he quickly Made his way over to her, weaving Through his customers With a skill that had Been earned after years of practice.
"Ye'll be Havin' a room then Lassy?" He Asked in a friendly tone, recognizing her face almost immediately.
"You know me so well. I will also take some dinner." The woman said in agreement, smiling Slightly before following him to the back of the room. It was out of the way and she shouldn't be bothered to badly By any of the men also in the room. She sat down at the table And placed her hands on the smooth wooden surface, Interlacing her fingers. Several times, she found herself glancing towards another table Where a man and a woman sat together, Both of them hidden beneath cloaks And talking quietly to each other. She didn't recognize them, so she didn't understand why she Kept feeling so compelled to glance in their direction.
When her food arrived, she did her best to keep her attention on the meal, But found her thoughts scattering And refocusing on the strangers. Ridiculous.. She silently scolded herself, concentrating extra hard on cutting a piece of Potato And placing it into her mouth.