Short Story Preview: First Man Down
I held her close and felt the soft skin of her arms around my neck as her wide sleeves fell away to her elbows. Then, teased by the fragrance of roses in her hair, I bent and kissed her.
‘I have to go now, Elfrida. I am pledged to fight for your father and it may be a long campaign, but I shall always love you,’ I whispered, ‘until my dying day.’
‘I shall wait for you, Edward,’ she breathed into my ear, ‘No matter how long and no matter what.’
‘It could be many months.’
‘Please take this,’ she said, pulling a parcel out of her tunic pocket, ‘I had it made for you, it will keep you safe.’
I peeped into the wrapping: a fine, skilfully worked chain-mail singlet to be worn under normal armour and generally thought to be proof against arrow heads.
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