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The Shed 14

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posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 05:17 AM
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a reply to: jacygirl

[[[[Jacy]]]]

Why are you up at stupid o'clock again?

I just went out about an hour ago to do a decal job at a car dealership... it was GLORIOUS SUNSHINE then, so I took Tiddles out for a drive! On the way back... the skies darkened... and a HUGE big clump of Hailstones battered poor Tiddles' windscreen and the NOISE from the Roof was unreal!!

Don't ya just love early springtime in Scotland? LOL

G




posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer
a reply to: jacygirl

[[[[Jacy]]]]

Why are you up at stupid o'clock again?






((((Gordi))))

Ugh, my back pain is waking me up at about 2 am EVERY night, and I just can't get back to sleep. I'm so tired I'm responding in gifs this morning, lol.

You have hail? We got snow. It went from mild and rain yesterday to frozen freaking tundra this morning.
*climbs under covers and pulls over head*
This is my silent protest. *reaches out, grabs donut*

jacy



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 05:46 AM
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aww, I'm sorry to hear that hunny.
Back pain sucks big-time!

I'll make you some soup! (If you don't like the taste you could try rubbing it into your back!!)

Oh, and btw... The hail passed by and now the sun is back out!!!
(Billy Connolly famously once said.. "If you don't like the weather in Scotland... just hang around for 5 minutes!)
True story that.

G



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Soup would be great, I'm getting hungry.


I'm so happy that you have sunshine now. (I'm lying.)

You don't need to school me on Billy Connelly, hehe...I remember watching him do stand-up in his big banana boots, remember them? I almost suffocated laughing at his stuff...one of my all-time favourites.

Hey, the writing contest is going full tilt, eh? Lots of participants, I haven't finished reading them all yet. I give everyone a S&F but sshh! don't tell on me.
jacy



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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Hey you two !

You are conjuring images of 'Cocoon ! '

Take a tylenol ... !




posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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*Shepherd touch-types with eyes closed*

Mornin' everyone. Swear I had some coffee 'round here.
*knocks tissues and post-its off desk while pawing around for the coffee*

Crud, it's already gone. When did that happen?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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Link to all my story posts in Sheds 11, 12 and 13
(Shed 14) Page 6 - The Cipher
(Shed 14) Page 20 - Kaena Returns
(Shed 14) Page 29 - As Good as a Death Sentence
(Shed 14) Page 32 - A Vow by the Lake
(Shed 14) Page 38 - A Bottle of Ink
(Shed 14) Page 41 - Kaena's Mistake
(Shed 14) Page 54 - A Command Performance

Today's episode: A Cautious Offer

They chatted more pleasantries until a deep chime sounded, and the Herald rapped his steel-tipped staff on the flagstones three times. The great oak doors of the Shield Hall opened. The Shield Hall – so named for the crests of all of the High Defending Houses in Aavelae’s history mounted on the walls – was a large room – one of the largest in the Palace. The floor was a dark stained wood, polished to a dull shine. One side of the room was all huge windows, facing out over one of the inner courtyards twenty feet below. Chairs had been brought in and set in neat rows, and a crimson carpet had been rolled down the center of the chamber to create an aisle.

The doors opened and a steady beat of drums began. The Queen and the two princesses – Anna and her younger sister Teryn – were escorted in first, then the Queen’s female relatives and their families. Taarvaes, as Prince, was free to sit where he wished. He chose to stay with Bryn and Gaalen as the rest of the court, Temple, and Bastion leadership was admitted to the Shield Hall.

Drummers were lining the sides of the hall as the nobles and dignitaries filed in toward chairs set up in precise rows of twenty – ten on either side of a wide aisle down the middle. Kaena had maneuvered through the press of bodies to walk right in front of Gaalen, who was already trailing behind Taarvaes and Bryn. Kaena deliberately removed her formal dress shawl, revealing white breeches that hugged her figure alluringly. She threw him a covert, smoldering glance. As the chairs filled up on that row, however, Kaena ended up in the last chair on the aisle. Gaalen found himself without a seat next to her, Bryn or Taarvaes, and was directed by the footman to the next row. Kaena fumed as she sat. Gaalen caught Taarvaes’ eyes and knew he’d seen the whole thing also. He shook his head slightly, then turned his attention on Lord Alastan to his right.

Gaalen proceeded down the row, tucking his sword back to avoid banging it on each chair. No soldier in Aavelae went unarmed, even in the presence of the Queen. Attacks – human and otherwise – could happen at any time, and even if someone foolishly decided to try to take advantage of the custom to threaten the royal family, three dozen swords and longknives would immediately be at their throats.

To his surprise, when he sat down he found Seeress Meron taking the chair next to him. She was austere and elegant in pristine white silk Temple robes, wearing a long, white silk shawl trimmed with a narrow strip of white fur, clasped at her delicate neck with a silver ring, the symbol of Aomm the One. Her straight, dark chestnut hair had been intricately braided and lay over her shoulder to one side – not a hair out of place. Upon her forehead was a simple silver circlet and clear diadem, signifying her rank as Seeress. In sheer elegance, she rivaled the Princess.

Gaalen’s dry throat made his voice crack as he acknowledged her with, “Your Grace,” trying not to stare.

“Lord Braeghe,” she responded.

“Do Seeresses not bring escorts to a command performance?”

“Most do, my Lord. I do not,” she said evenly. Gaalen by now recognized the tone as a danger flag.

“Of course, Seeress,” he said, tearing his gaze away.

The hum of conversation, punctuated by the steady, solemn beat of the drums, emphasized the moment where their conversation faltered. Gaalen cleared his throat.

“My Lady, if you do find yourself in need of an escort this evening, I offer myself,” he said cautiously. He and Kaena could not be seen as a pair together in public, and if he were to act as the Seeress’s escort it would help disguise his relationship with Kaena. It made sense anyway, considering Braeghe Color’s assignment to protect her. Somehow the offer still made him feel guilty, though.

She looked at him, her eyes narrowing slightly, but before she could reply the drummers each grabbed the torch nearest to them and quenched its flame, plunging the Hall into near-darkness.
edit on 3-2-2017 by PrairieShepherd because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: Gordi The Drummer
a reply to: jacygirl

[[[[Jacy]]]]

Why are you up at stupid o'clock again?


HAHAHA! "Stupid o'clock"!
Sorry, that strikes my sleepy brain as utterly hilarious this morning.

Perhaps I have "the stupids" this morning?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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Ahahaha! Laughing at all the pregnancy stuff!

Gordi, we have a saying around here similar to yours about the weather. It changes that quickly!

jacy I know what you mean about pain waking you up. It's like a full time thing, day and night and sucks royally!

Timely, even prescribed meds can only do so much for pain.


I should be having all these operations...cataracts, a stone near the kidneys, cyst or some other growth that doesn't look cancerous but can hurt, and some of my insides are dropping. LOL Like WTH????
I give up! Mark's sugars are much better and we should have the results of his MRI soon. Don't get old!!!!!! My Grandmother used to say that then my Dad, but Dad added, "Then again, it beats the alternative." LOL

Been up since 9 am which is weird for me. But here I am. I keep wondering about some of our missing members. Can you folks please stop in and say hello or something???? Elfie worries about these things.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: PrairieShepherd

Hi Hun! Good story! Now I want to get all dolled up and wear silk!



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:35 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Hey Night !

They say laughter is the best medicine ... get the giggles !

Did you hear the one about the deaf sailor ??

Nor did he ....

Off to bed now .... 😆



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Are you a Seeress too?



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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Timely, good thing I still have my sense of humor. Sweet dreams my friend!

Hiya Shep! You don't need to be a seeress to wear silk.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:08 AM
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Just popping in to drop this off... SOMETHING GOOD is gonna happen!
How could anyone argue with Kate Bush?





LOVE the two songs and they couldn't be more different! (Despite the sampling!)

Happy..... THURSDAY!

G



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

This is true. Silk is for everyone.



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: PrairieShepherd
HAHAHA! "Stupid o'clock"!
Sorry, that strikes my sleepy brain as utterly hilarious this morning.

Perhaps I have "the stupids" this morning?


just "this morning"?? LOL

Hi shep!
May the road come up tae meet ye!



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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THIS is one of my favourite music videos of all time.
If you've never seen it before? NOW is the time!



G



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Great tune mate !

Crikey that took me back ! Lol !

Thanks !



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: Timely

Hi D!

You're welcome mate... isn't it STOOPID O'CLOCK there though? LOL



posted on Mar, 2 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Of course! Normally I am a rational, perfectly logical, sane human being with a gentle temperament and...

Eh. Who am I kidding? You're right - I'm usually a hot mess. *Not* having the stupids is the exception, not the rule!



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