Chapter 123: Confidence Boost
Steam wisped away from basins of scented water. Not the same as a full bath, but welcome nonetheless. “Do you need assistance?” asked Taweel, whose wings curtained them off from the garden.
Tamaes flushed. “Adin usually helps me.”
“At your request?”
“Because I am slow.”
Taweel knelt and splashed his face, running his fingers through his hair. “I am in no hurry.”
Tamaes plunked down before his basin and began tending his wings with painstaking care.
Hiding the barest of smiles, Taweel set a pace that would allow the boy to learn from his example … and to finish first.
Author’s Note: This story in small chapters is a prequel to Christa Kinde’s Threshold Series [Zonderkidz] and updates every weekday (Monday through Friday). More information can be found on the Tried and True index page. And don’t forget, story art is on display in my gallery.
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