Thursday, 24 February 2011
08:10:49 AM (GMT)
At the back of the large, crowded tavern that made up the first floor of the
inn, sat a large group of people, presumably travellers, chatting amiably amongst
themselves. Behind the bar, a fat, yet distinctly jovial, red-faced man made idle
conversation with the men sat in front of him, pouring out cups of alcoholic
beverages as he did so. Skye ran up to greet him, a massive grin on her freckled
face. The two lingered in the doorway, looking a bit uncomfortable.
"Och, Grandfather! We have new guests!"
The man looked up at the siblings and smiled. "Why, hello there! Please, do come
They did as they were asked, stepping gingerly into the room, picking their way
through the babbling throngs towards him. Asteria was the first to speak, Holly
clinging to the hem of her older sister's earl grey dress.
"Could we have two rooms for the night, please? Close together, preferably."
Skye raised her eyebrows. "Och, are yoo shuer? It'll be cheaper fer yoo both to stay
in one room, wouldn't at?"
Holly glared up at her. "I'M not staying in the same room as ASTERIA."
The innkeeper simply nodded. "While I'm preparing your rooms, please feel free to
take a seat, or have a drink!"
At that, he dissapeared off, leaving Skye, much to her slight irritation, to deal
with the two siblings. Putting a smile on her face, she beckoned them over to the
group in the corner, going over herself first and greeting them all cheerily. All of
them grinned, except one girl, who merely nodded, various salutations being jabbered
"Everyone, we have two new guests! This is Ast-"
"I can introduce myself, thank you." she said shortly, turning to the group and
giving them a small smile. "I am Asteria." she tapped her sister's shin with the tip
of her boot, making her jolt.
"I-I'm Holly." she muttered, clutching her bear and sniffing graciously.
Last edited: 24 February 2011