Welcome to the continuing adventures of Alice and the Black Knight of Gray Cross. The research involved in this wip has been fairly intense and I hope I have a clear enough understanding of the history involved to make sure it's as accurate as can be, given what's known of Welsh civil wars with England's Edward the First. In this 8 sentences, our hero and heroine meet for the first time:
“Do you know her, Nicholas?” Edmund’s horse plunged into the water and he reached out to grab the reins of his friend’s mount.
“Nay, I do not. Who would do such a thing? Why she can’t be much older than your sister, Edmund.”
Nicholas untangled the girl’s hair and bent to lift her out of the water, certain she must be dead. Until she opened her eyes. He uttered a startled shout and stumbled backward, drenching himself in the slow moving river.