Title: Past the Dawn
Summary: A series of 100 word snapshots into Kel and Dom's relationship. Written for ubiquitous at Goldenlake (fiefgoldenlake dot proboards dot com). Many more to come.
Kel burst in the room. "Tell me you're not leaving".
He glanced over from where he packing a trunk, a sober expression on his face. "I am indeed, Lady Knight."
Kel stared at him for a moment, uncomprehending. "Dom, I... Is this about the Commander position?"
Dom turned back to his packing. "You don't see it, do you Kel? I'm going to lose whatever happens. If you succeed my Lord, I can't be under your command, not with our history. If you don't get it... well I won't stay somewhere that doesn't promote the right leader because she's a woman."
"Kel! Wait up!"
Turning at the sound of her name, Kel saw Dom hurrying to catch up to her. The sight of him slipping through the snow made her smile.
He grinned as he caught up. "I just finished my gift shopping. Mother would probably box my ears if she knew I left it so late, never mind I'm a grown man. Are you spending Midwinter with your family?"
Kel averted her gaze. "No. My parents returned to the Yamani Islands a few months ago. Neal and Yuki invited me to spend it with them but... it wouldn't feel right."
She swayed as her vision darkened around the edges. Keeping a firm grip on Peachblossom's saddle, Kel felt around for her water skin, wincing as her armour bit into the gash in her shoulder. Her fingers finally hooked around the skin, and she brought it up to her lips.
Suddenly she felt an arm around her waist, supporting her weight. "Well we survived. We even kept a few alive for Sir Myles. And your personal pleasure, of course."
Kel smiled weakly. "As gallant as ever, Dom"
He gently kissed the side of her head. "Let's go get you looked at."