Karise skinned her knees as she dropped to the floor and skidded to a halt next to the raven haired girl. She flung her arms around Adrianna’s and buried her head into her shoulder.

“I’m sorry! I’m so sorry! I was such a fool.” She sobbed.

Adrianna shifted round so she could stroke Karise’s hair. “Dearest Karise, whatever are you sorry for?”

“This was all my fault, and you’re hurt!”

Vesper knelt down next to the pair and put her hand on top of Karise’s head as well. “Dearest Karise, it was not your fault, do not blame yourself. Wounds will heal.”

She reached forward and gently took Karise’s head. “Dry those tears sweet princess.” She gently wiped the tears from her cheeks. “Do not waste salt.”

Karise sobbed a couple more times, and then wiped her cheeks with her hands in a very unladylike manner.

Adrianna took her hands. “Come, let us depart from this filthy field and find a warm room somewhere.”

Karise stood up, still holding her hands, “But what about you?” Adrianna had not made a move to stand up with her. “Are you okay?”

Adrianna smiled at her. “Oh, I shall be. Vesper, would you mind obliging?”

“Not at all.” Vesper knelt down, and after Adrianna locked her arms around her neck, picked the other girl up bridal style and carried her over to the horses.

Vesper smiled at Karise. “Come on, there’s a warm room waiting for us somewhere.”

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