Past

After getting Ivan settled in the inn and bringing Haymich’s body to the burial grounds to be prepped for the ceremony, Iver went to wash in the river. Mental and physical exhaustion weighed down his body and made it impossible to focus on any particular thought. Thankfully, the river was a short walk south from […]

Debriefing

Iver walked in the middle of the procession, fearing that the stink of his clothes would draw unwanted company and wondering whether the horn he heard was only a figment of his imagination. His fingers tightened around the pine branches he was pulling upon which lay Ivan’s father. “Iver,” Ivan whispered timidly. “Yeah?” “What did […]

Episode

“We are not going to have that conversation today, are we?” Iver whispered to Nadia. “We better,” she replied. “I need something good to look forward to.” He smiled and kissed her on the shoulder. The going was slow and this time not because of Daisy. When Haymich wasn’t stopping to projectile vomit all over […]

Taint

“Papa!” exclaimed the youngest of Haymich’s sons. “Ivan!” waved Nadia. They were almost to the farm when the panicked youth spotted them from the barn. Without wasting a single moment, he rushed over, worry in his eyes. Ivan was a muscular young man with blonde hair, blue eyes and innocence of a toddler. “Thank you […]

Haymich

“So,” Iver said, intently studying his wife’s alluring curvature. She glided over the narrow forest path; reins of the village horse named Daisy in hand. While her slender but muscular physique drew in his attention, the seductive saunter kept it. “What are we going to do?” “Get your eyes off my ass for long enough […]