Four Times Lady Neifel Met a ButterflyThe First.Four Times Lady Neifel Met a Butterfly by ~alexisle
It was hard being an eight-year-old girl away from home for the first time.
Well, that wasn't strictly accurate Erdess had been at Court in the Torr before, but now she was in a different country. Before she was taken away, her mother had told her the Gernum in Mithannus were family, and that they would protect her. But they didn't look anything like her mother, and they certainly didn't act like Lady a Neifel. Erdess thought her mother was the smartest, most beautiful woman in the world. Erdess' mother would hug her just because, and tell her tales of how the Goldenwyrd forest, from which her House made syrup, came to be.
But she had spoken with Lord om Gernum few enough times to count on her fingers, and she was not yet very good at counting. Most of the time, he looked at her like she saw the stable master look at horses. Lady om Gernum had been nicer at first, and tried to do ladylike things with Erdess. There had been flute-playing and embroidery. She liked the f