Meck woke early. A quick glance over at Anders bed reassured him he wouldn’t get in trouble for not rising before his assigned soldier. Nerves had him using magic to change his clothes not quite ready to expose Anders to his nakedness. Had the wizards previously bedded the general or had he kept them in their outside in the other tent.
Why had Anders brought him inside? Did he plan on having Meck in his bed next? He couldn’t say he would mind being in the gorgeous general’s bed but he certainly wouldn’t be the one who said anything.
Trying to keep silent Meck grabbed his sandals and put them on as he headed for the flap. He nodded to the soldier standing out front, only one this time. Following his nose he found the campfire area where food preparation was underway.
“Hey there, handsome, what can I help you with?” An older woman with strawberry blond hair grinned at him exuding too much joy so early in the morning.
“Can I get a tray for General Anders, please. I’m his new domestic wizard.” Meck kept his tone respectful. From his dealings with the staff at the academy he knew better than to insult anyone who prepared his food.
“Of course dear. I’m Delona you can come find me any time.” She grabbed a wooden platter then loaded it up with bread, potatoes, sausages and fluffy eggs.
“You eat well here,” Meck commented, looking over the food.
“We have a few wizards who do transport,” she grinned. “You are handy fellows. Don’t forget to eat yourself. I’m sure you’ll be burning off the fat with all your magic and you’re tiny enough.” She ended with a belly laugh.
Meck smiled back at her not offended in the least. There was always a maternal woman trying to fatten him up. “Thank you.”
He accepted the large tray and immediately applied magic to help carry the heavy food. A grunt burst from him before he could stop it. Delona laughed. “Enjoy dear.”
“I’m sure we will.” The smell alone had his stomach growling. He placed each step with care not wanting to stumble and drop his load. When he reached the tent the soldier outside rushed to open the flap for him.
“Thanks.” He smiled at the man suppressing his urge to offer food.
“There you are,” Anders rough voice sent shivers down Meck’s spine.
“I went to get you breakfast.”
“Did you bring me juice?”
Meck’s stomach sank. “No, sir. I’ll get some.”
Flaring out his magic he gripped a small table with his power and pulled it closer. Puffing out a breath he set down the tray. Even with his abilities it took quite a bit of strength to carry the food.
“Excuse me,” a high-pitched voice spoke. A small dark-haired boy peeked inside the tent.
“What do you want?” Anders growled.
“Delona sent me with juice. She forgot to add it to your tray.”
“I’ll take it,” Meck said, rushing to accept the pitcher and the stack of two cups. “Thanks.”
“I’m Jona, ask for me if you need something,” he said with a cheeky grin before running off again.
Meck turned back and offered both to Anders. The general sat up, sending the blanket pooling to his lap. Juice sloshed in the pitcher.
“Are you all right?” Anders asked.
“Um, yeah.” Meck tore his eyes from the expanse of bare skin, resisting the urge to see if the hair growing on Anders chest was as soft as it looked. Avoiding looking at Anders he poured a cup of juice. He set it on the table along with the food.
“What are you planning to do today?” Anders helped himself to the food while he waited for Meck’s response.
Meck forced his gaze to the floor. “I’d like to follow you around today if you don’t mind.”
“Look at me when you talk to me.” He waited until Meck met his eyes before continuing. “Why?”
“Why what?” Meck’s focus vanished as he examined Anders eyes. Could the general really turn into a wolf or did he only have the soul of one. Meck never quite knew when people referred to someone like an animal if it meant the person was a shifter or that was a nickname of sort. Maybe he should’ve asked.
“Why do you want to follow me around?” The impatient edge of Anders’ tone snapped Meck out of his musings.
“If I see how your day is when you aren’t at war then I’ll have a better idea of how I can help you,” Meck answered. He didn’t know why he received such a surprised look.
“You don’t plan to just stay here?” Anders waved a hand around the tent.
“Not really unless you want me to.” Meck backpedaled. He had no idea of how things really worked but he really believed in his idea. How could he know how to help Anders out if he didn’t see how the general spent his day?
62 thoughts on “Lord of Small Magics – 8”
After a nerve wracking day, this is exactly what I needed. Wonderful story.
Just the thing to wake up to 🙂
What a way to end my day…..thank you
Thanks for giving me this just before bed.
Your story brights up even the gloomiest morning… Thank you!
I wonder what else Meck will find to do that the general will be surprised by.
What a nice way to end the day. Thank you!!!
Thank you Amber, a little sunshine in this awful day.
def moving along, can’t wait for me
Just what I needed. Thanks Amber. 🙂
Something tells me the previous wizards were not as conscientious as Meck. I hope Anders appreciates it.
Can’t wait to read how that will play out =D
Love this story.
really enjoying this story can’t wait for tomorrow 🙂
Great Installment can’t wait for the next one!
These instalments make my morning!
Love this story!
Best way to end my day!
Another great installment:)
wonder what else will happen or what we’ll learn next
I wonder if Anders is not a morning person LOL, Meck sure keeps surprising him
Yep going to be great I want to know if they get together ……
Anders sure is a Mr Cranky pants in the morning…lol Can’t wait for tmrs. part.
I so love this story
Better and Better
Great story to distracted to a disappointed night..
Great addition. I hate waiting for my daily dose though.
both have a few surprises ahead.
Aw Meck’s so smart and scared. Lol. Anders will take care of him I’m sure.
Another great part to the story.
I have a feeling that its going to be an interesting day.
Love this. Thanks for sharing
I want to see what Anders day is like, too. Thanks for this installment – really needed it this morning.
A nice pick-me-up this morning.
I can’t wait to see tomorrow’s post (though I guess it’s really today’s post since I fell asleep last night before reading this one hehe).
I love waking up to these two. Great way to start the day.
Thanks Amber, at least I woke up to this bright spot. Anders is a grumpy Gus in the morning, isn’t he? Can’t wait to see what happens next.
This story is going to be just as good as your others.
Really sounds like the General had good reason to get rid of the wizards before Meck.
Thank you, needed something to enjoy this morning.
It is nice to have this story to look forward to every morning.
Thanks for the bit of cheer this am!
Grumpy in the morning. Meck will have to work on that.
The general is not very nice in the morning is he.
Awesome start to my day
Mmmmm food for thought and a lively view of a nice masculine chest. It seems the tension is mounting. If the sparks between them ever ignite then the tent would burn down.
Finally I have time to read it. Thanks!
Loving, loving, loving it!!!!!
Happy Birthday Month Amber!!
Thank you. Love this
Looks promising for Anders and Meck!
Is tomorrow here yet!!
Enjoying this so far
Things are getting interesting!
Fantastic. Amazing that common sense seems rare in Anders world.
I look forward to seeing how they interact out in the camp.
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