Replacing the Arikanka 44 inside the arms cache, Pearl remembered just how naked she'd felt without it. Easily concealed. Slept with it. The weapon reminded her why she'd decided to train hand to hand combat with no weapon. Naked. Not even a blade. She'd been on the Juadzai skill for awhile now. But until she bested her time, wouldn't move up.
Baron Nicaise named the new boy Aranjueq, and cherished everything about him. As time passed, watching him grow, knew he'd be just as adventurous, handsome, dashing and bold as his brothers. But desire gnawed, unfulfilled, buried beneath the surface.