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The Archduke's Songbird

Lady Jessamyn brought home a ten-year-old orphan when she was eight. He was handsome ^_~. She provided him with a place to stay and warm meals. As they grew up, she desired to marry him, despite their differing statuses. As war raged, he signed up for the military, promising to ask for her hand when he was worthy. Two years later, he became more than what he promised he would be. He became the Archduke of Ayberia. But he broke her heart by marrying her friend. Years rolled away; life happened. She married a man who loved her and fell madly in love with him. She didn't think of him again. But fate was cruel; she was widowed at the age of twenty-one. She lost everything. Seven years later, she met a mysterious wolf while she was out at work in the Archduke's fief. She had a fall. The next morning, she found herself on the Archduke's bed. Did fate bring them together again? Or something nefarious is at play?  Is this a chance for a second love? Will she find out why he abandoned her in the past? Is it possible to rekindle their old love, or is it too late? ----- Join me in this journey. Your comments and votes are appreciated. Gift me to motivate me. Updates will be daily.

Golda · Fantasy
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219 Chs

The Third Hooded Figure

 

Jessamyn didn't want to make Alderic sad by showing her sadness to him. She smiled forcefully.

"You're right. I'll leave Jostein with my brother…"

Alderic bowed at her holding his hand over her chest. "I'll bring Jostein to you, Milady. But you…" His eyes ended up on the hurt men, now curled up on the floor. "Don't stay here… I know a place."

Alderic first located a guard and handed over the two men to him. Jessamyn provided her statement, explaining how the men had tried to attack her and how Alderic had come to her rescue.

 Once that was settled, Alderic guided Jessamyn through the market. She didn't refuse him, trusting his judgment and following his lead. He brought her to a less crowded area lined with luxury stores.

Jessamyn assured him, "I'll be safe here. The tight security in this area protects the assets of the wealthy merchants and their customers."