Sorry it’s a bit short today.
The clink of dishes woke Anders from his dreams of running in his wolf form. In his mind his wolf had wrapped around his little wizard beneath a tall tree sharing cuddles and body heat. There wasn’t anything sexual about the dream only a bone deep satisfaction that carried into his awakened world.
“Good morning,” he greeted Meck as he put down the breakfast tray.
Meck gave him a sheepish grin. “Sorry for waking you but the prince’s messenger came by and asked for an audience with the prince in an hour.”
“Ah. Thank you then.” There was a great deal more he could thank Meck for but the wizard had a skittish cast to his movements. Anders would talk to him later when he calmed down some. Although Anders had no plan to get rid of his wizard any time soon he didn’t wish to have a discussion about his feelings either. His wolf had already claimed Meck as their own. “How are you going to spend your day?”
Meck handed Anders a plate filled with food. “I thought I’d check on Vedder. I didn’t get much of a chance to talk to him yesterday. Also, I’ll need to refresh the protection spells on your armor. Once it has been used the magic begins to fray.”
“I didn’t know that. Of course there is little I do know about your trade.” Anders tried to think of Meck’s magic as any other skill. Ignoring the whispers that followed magic users throughout the kingdom. Meck could no more prevent having magic than he could have stopped being born. Anders own shifter status had been something he came with at birth, no sense in blaming others for an unpreventable fact.
Meck nodded. “If you had more than a few impacts the spells could begin breaking down. It’s better to check between battles than have something fail in the middle of one.”
“I bow to your superior knowledge.” Anders waved a hand indicating Meck could go ahead and do whatever he saw fit. “The only way I have of checking is to take an injury and I’d prefer you prevent that if you can.”
“I’ll do my best.”
Anders ate his breakfast then left the tent after admonishing Meck to eat something also. He planned to keep an eye on the shy wizard, Meck was too small to be skipping meals. Maybe he could get that Vedder character to help watch over Meck. The idea of the friendly, good looking wizard being overly friendly to Meck had Anders inner wolf growling but he didn’t like the idea of his wizard wandering around camp unsupervised. He made a mental note to talk to the battle mage later.
Prince Farlon’s tent made Anders’s look like a shabby lean to. The shimmering gold silk that formed the outside might as well have an archery target declaring important person here. At least Anders tent was the same color as the others and not as easily picked out.
Four soldiers stood outside the prince’s tent. They all bowed as Anders approached and made no motion to stop him from entering. Anders spared them a nod before entering to find the prince sitting down to breakfast at a large table laden with enough food for four soldiers. Anders tried to hold back a scowl but he hadn’t done a good job if the prince’s expression was anything to go by.
“I know, I know. It’s like they think I can eat three times my weight. Don’t worry, I’ll let my guards finish it up. It won’t go to waste.”
“That’s good to hear. Good morning, your highness.” Some of his animosity faded only to rise back up at the prince’s next words.
“I brought you here to bargain. What do you want for your wizard?”
68 thoughts on “Lord of Small Magics – 21”
Yeah, that’s not going to go well. Good luck with that Prince.
Yup kinda figured that would happen. Can’t wait to see what Anders will say.
Anders about to get angry no one takes his wizard!
So, after Anders rips out the princes throat, would that make him the new prince??? *whistling innocently* it could happen….
As if that’s gonna happen
No matter how short, it is always worth it! Thank you!
Princes tent – gold
Food for four – gold and silver
Meck – priceless
Anders–So not going to give up Meck:)
Not a good way to begin a conversation with a growly overprotective wolf.
Whoops, the shits gonna hit the fan over that. Not a good move there Prince.
I almost wish Meck was there; I suspect he’d be even more angry with the Prince trying to take him away from his shifter. He probably has icily polite down pat.
This is going to be a short meeting.
Well, we all know the prince has nothing that he will take for Meck.
I hope he doesn’t hurt the prince.
This is not going to end well.
I bet that was why Anders wolf claimed Meck, he smelled what was going to happen
Oh no he’s done it now….silly prince.
Happy birthday Amber. Hope you have a fantastic day. All the best xxx
I see trouble ahead. No way will Anders give Meck up to anyone.
Silly prince going to cause problems when it’s not necessary. I hope vedder helps out with this prince
Yeah like that’s going to happen😳.
Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Ummm that can’t and better not happen !!
Uh Oh I see trouble..
Have a wonderful Birthday Amber!!!!
Happy birthday Amber…I hope Anders doesn’t hurt the Prince too much after he asked that silly question..
Well that’s not good.
Oh heck no! That prince can not have Meck!! He’d better leave them alone. Great story Amber!!
Ps. Hope you get to feeling better.
This could be fun 🙂 for an observer anyways – probably not for the prince.
Oh no !!!
Oh heck… now there’s going to be trouble..
Sigh. The prince should know better. Happy birthday, Amber.
Happy Birthday! Anders is not going to be happy.;
Pompous Prince ….that is not gonna happen!
I knew the prince was going to be trouble.
Nice installment can’t wait to hear Ander answer to the prince.
Happy birthday, Amber (and thanks)!
That is not going to go well.
Wow I don’t think he will trade can’t wait to see what he says next…
Oh Hell No. Not happening. Forget that bargain. I’m telling you Vedder needs to come and distract him… Clearly, he’s not a complete pillock…
I have a feeling they are talking about two different wizards….
Love it and can’t wait for the next installment. Every year I can’t wait to read your birthday story, because it is always the best.
I love this and am so looking forward to the next installment!
So the Prince wants Meck I don’t think Anders will like that idea!
Ooohhhh Someone is NOT going to be happy with this!!
Happy Birthday Month, Amber!!
Sooo not going to happen… lol
Ha we already know the answer to that ending… or so we think…
Maybe this will turn out to be Vedder’s prince after all and he can distract the prince until he leaves? Oh, well hopefully there won’t be too much damage and Anders doesn’t get into too much trouble for refusing a prince rather forcefully.
Oh boy…but Anders knew this might happen. Hopefully he won’t cause too much damage in response.
Isn’t it nice to be wanted. Poor Prince.
Nope! He can’t have Meck!
No.NO. not gonna happen… When he gonna tell Meck he’s claimed?? that should be fun.. Amber this is a story that I love I wake every day waiting to read it thank you!!
Can’t wait for the next part
I think I’m going to a feeling sorry for a certain Prince soon after Anders gets done with him.
Uh oh, now the fun (the non sexy king) starts! Can’t wait to see what the prince tries hehe.
That will go over well
Fiddle faddle! What a way to start the day…NOT! Fingers crossed that like Carissa said, the prince is talking about a different wizard! But since the birthday girl loves to torment her characters, I bet we get to see Meck truly pissed off when he finds out the prince had to audacity to treat him like chattel.
NOT FOR SALE
Oh no, bad prince
prince boy gonna have a fight on his hands if he tries to take Meck
This is not going to go well!
Anders is gonna lose his mind on the prince…
Let’s get ready to rumble!
*waits for the fireworks*
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