Meck had a good time sitting with Vedder and catching up. Not that a lot had happened since they had seen each other last. The journey to the camp had been taken separately but they took similar routes.
“Did you get completely swamped in that downpour last week?” Vedder asked, picking up a cob of corn from his plate.
“No we’d set up camp and I charmed the tents to be repellant.”
“Of course you did,” Vedder’s proud smile had Meck returning it.
“Got soaked didn’t you,” he teased.
“Well, it wasn’t like I could do any good with lightning or fire. Neither do well against water.” Vedder scowled making Meck laugh again.
Vedder had a great deal of power but definitely had some flaws in his magic. “Do you think you’ll like it here?” Meck asked.
“Maybe.” Vedder looked around the camp. “It seems well organized and you’re here so I’m good.”
“I’m glad you’re here too. I just hope you didn’t ruin your chances for a better assignment when you’re done with this one.”
Vedder ate a few bites of potatoes before speaking again. “Meck, once you finish here we’ll get you lined up at an old soldier’s home and I’ll move on to fame and glory. We’ll both get what we want.”
“Uh, huh.” Meck gave his friend a sideways glance. “And since when have you ever wanted fame and glory?” For all his flamboyant magic Vedder didn’t really crave attention. He got it anyway because of his amazing powers but he still wasn’t the type to hunger for fame.
“I thought everyone sought out fame and glory?” Vedder asked, grinning. He waved a hand to indicate their surroundings. “One day they will repeat my name throughout the land.”
“As the idiot who got trampled by a horse, no doubt.” Anders had snuck behind them while they talked. The general folded his arms over his chest and regarded them like their old schoolmaster used to when they were caught doing mischief.
“Hello general,” Vedder said, nodding his head respectfully.
“Did you finish up your meeting?” Meck could feel the heat on his cheeks as he remembers how their last conversation had gone.
“I did, then I came back and found my wizard missing.” Anders flashed a glare at Vedder before turning his total focus back on Meck.
“Sorry, I was really hungry. Your guard suggested I come and get food. I met Vedder here.” Why he was excusing his meeting with a friend, Meck didn’t know but the look in the general’s eyes insisted on an explanation.
“You didn’t plan to get together?” Some of the fire went out of Anders eyes.
“No.” Meck gave Vedder a confused look which was returned with a wicked grin.
“I was just keeping your pretty wizard safe for you,” Vedder winked at Meck before giving Anders an innocent look he completely failed to pull off. “It wouldn’t be good for someone to get their hands on him, well before you of course.”
Meck shoved Vedder off the lock and felt no remorse when his food went flying.
Anders laughed. “Come Meck, go gather some fresh food and we’ll dine in our tent.”
“I take it I’m not invited,” Vedder said, rubbing the back of his head where he’d impacted with the ground.
“No.” Anders offered Meck a hand up, then pulled him toward the food tents.
Meck waved to Vedder then went along with the general’s pointing as he collected the things Anders indicated he wanted. Anders insisted on carrying the tray with all the food stating Meck’s small stature wouldn’t allow him to carry it without spilling.
“I’m not completely helpless you know,” Meck grumbled. “I could’ve always used magic to help me.”
Anders paused mid stride. “I always forget you’re magical.”
Was that a compliment or not? Meck didn’t know how to take that confession. Did that mean Anders thought more of the attraction between them than his wizard status or did he just think Meck wasn’t much of a wizard?
He didn’t have time to ask before they were entering their tent. The soldier outside grinned at Meck as if he hadn’t just gotten him into trouble.
65 thoughts on “Lord of Small Magics – 15”
Love the friendship between Meck and Vedder.
This story is getting good. What a way to end the day dinner with the General what is for desert I wonder.
It get better every day!!
oh what next what next need more
I hope Vedder gets his own book.
Ooooo I wish it was tomorrow already!
Poor poor Meck so confused and oblivious.
Argh, it’s so hard to wait…
Loved it! As always….can’t wait for more!
No fair, no stopping there. Need to know what happens next.
Vedder’s mouth is going to get him in so much trouble.
May I have some more , please:)
Vedder does like to cause mischief. I love these characters, as usual.
Vedder doesn’t go looking for trouble; his mouth opens. Meck is just well, as someone else said, CLUELESS!!!
Can’t wait for more and see what comes next..
Loved this installment. Now to wait patiently for the next one.
Loving this can not wait for tomorrow
Anders definitely has his good points.
I hope Anders doesn’t become too possessive, I think it may get him told off!
Funny. Pushed him.
The soldier should know better than to aggravate the general’s wizard.
Lighthearted, friendly banter from the wizards, and a hint of jealousy from Anders; a fun interlude.
Better & better ļ
I wonder if the guard is a wolf like the general and knew how the general would react to finding Meck missing against orders.
I think Vedder has a death wish, the way he keeps baiting Anders.
Better and better
Can’t wait for what comes next.
Bet Meck gets a little magical revenge on the soldier hehe! Cant wait for tomorrow.
Not supposed to insult the wizard… Should be interesting…
Yes Anders and Meck aline together again 😉
Thank you. I can’t believe how much fun I’m having with this story!
Really enjoying this story
I like how Ander’s can’t be away from Meck.
Love the story
This is such fun, I was impressed how restrained Anders was, I wonder how long it will last now he tracked down his wayward wizard LOL
I’m loving it! I can’t wait for the next entry!
Keeps getting better. Thank you.
This story is great. Can’t wait for more tomorrow.
Loving the slow work up of Anders and Meck.
Love also the teasing of Vedder.
Looking forward to what happens next.
Oh I so love this.
can’t wait for tomorrow
I loved it.
Ohhh how it’s Killing Me to read part of the book a day. But I can’t wait for the next
This is wonderful. Thanks so much.
Great installment can’t wait for more of Meck and Vedder.
Can’t wait for more
Poor Meck, not catching on to the subtleties.
I love the way the general and vedder interact. There fun to read
Keeps getting better and better.
Hope they don’t get interrupted again.
Very enjoyable read today. It made me smile the whole way through.
The side characters are fun!
Love it. Just gets better and better, Amber.
Happy Birthday Month!!
What a great way to start the day! Thanks, Amber.
Vedder and Meck are buddies that care deeply about each other–in a snarky sort of way. They’re such a hoot! Hope you write a sequel for Vedder and his prince.
Wow it just gets better and better I really hope this will be a book and come out soon cause I’m buying it …
As always I am completely hooked on this story and so happy to see the sections appear every day.
Another fab post I really enjoying the story.
What is Vedder up to?
love the story
:). Thank you
I hate/love waiting to know what’s going to happen.
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