The door slammed.
Tassin came out of the back room, a startled look on his face. “What was that?”
“Another entry for the list of people who are not happy for us.”
The alarm dropped away and he ambled forward. His look said, plain as day, is that all? “We’re going to run out of paper. Who was it this time?”
“The priest. He offered to heal me of your corruption. I would have been touched if I wasn’t pretty sure there would have been fire involved for both of us.”
He sat back onto the arm of a chair and pulled her in. “Who knew a cross-marriage would be so popular?” He sounded inappropriately delighted. His hand wove into her hair, pushing it back off her neck.
“Behave yourself, abomination.”
A breathy chuckle burst against the side of her neck, and his shoulders shook a little. “Did he actually call me that?”
“He was thinking it. I could tell.”
“Right.” His voice was heavy with amusement, but his hands had started a distracted wandering that told her the conversation was over. She smiled and tilted her head to give his lips better access.
“Are you planning on corrupting me even more? That’s low. They’re probably going to need to stock up on firewood as it is.”
“Mm-hm.” A light nip at her collarbone. “Corruption. And then we can go buy more paper.”
At that, she lost her composure. The room rang with laughter as he scooped her up and carried her off to the bedroom.
Welcome to this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge! This week called for 33 to 333 words on the third definition of the word HEAL (verb):
1a : to make sound or whole <heal a wound>
b : to restore to health
2a : to cause (an undesirable condition) to be overcome: mend <the troubles … had not been forgotten, but they had been healed — William Power>
b : to patch up (a breach or division) <heal a breach between friends>
3: to restore to original purity or integrity <healed of sin>
Thanks for reading!