**Notice: This is not a complete
list and additions to the post are welcome. I apologize for any names spelled
incorrectly or stones with the wrong color(s) listed. I will make any
corrections that are needed.**
Almandine Garnet (dark red) Almandine Garnet Star (dark burgundy, light burgundy or white spikes) Andesine (red) Bixbite (Red Beryl) (pinkish red) Carminite (dark red, hints of orange and red) Cat’s Eye Scapolite (dark red, black, sliver of light red or white) Crimson Calcite (red) Cuprite (dark reddish pink, dark red) Indian Red (red) Mozambique Garnet (dark red, hints of orange) Proustite (red, dark red) Pyrope Garnet (dark red) Red Aura Amethyst (red, dark red, light clearish brown, clearish brown) Red Amethyst (rust, dark rust) Red Aventurine (rust, reddish pink, reddish light brown) Red Diamond (dark red) Red Fluorite (pinkish red) Red Spinel (dark red) Red Topaz (red) Rubellite [Tourmaline] (red, dark red, dark fuchsia) Sard (red, dark orange) Spessartite (orangeish red) Spinel (dark pink, red)
Amber (orange, yellow) Amber Calcite (yellowish orange, faded orange) Andesine Labradorite (deep reddish orange, peach) Bastnasite/Bastnaesite (orange, dark orange) Botryogen (reddish orange, orange, peach) Cachemirine (bright orange, yellowish orange) Cachemirine Garnet (orange) Carnallite (orange, light orange) Carnelian [Chalcedony] (orange, dark orange) Chondrodite (orange, dark orange, dark red) Citrine [Quartz] (yellowish orange) Cliffordite (yellow, orange, dark orange) Clinohumite (orange, dark orange, hints of yellow) Coral (orange, reddish orange) Creedite (orange) Crocoite (orange, reddish orange) Golden Selenite (orangish yellow, orange) Golden Tourmaline (orange, dark orange, brownish light orange) Hessonite Garnet (orange, dark orange) Honey Calcite (light orange) Imperial Topaz (orange with hints of pink) Jacinth (orange, dark orange, red, hints of yellow) Joaquinite (orange, yellowish orange) Laueite (yellowish orange, dark orange) Madeira Citrine (orange, dark orange, yellowish orange) Mandarin Garnet (orange) Norbergite (orange, brownish orange) Normandite (orange, light orange, dark orange, brown) Orange Aventurine (orange, light orange, yellowish orange) Orange Beryl (yellowish orange, yellow) Orange Calcite (orange, light orange, white) Orange Chalcedony (dark orange) Orange Fluorite (orange, yellowish orange) Orange Kyanite (orange, dark orange, brownish orange) Orange Sapphire (yellowish sapphire) Orange Tourmaline (shades of orange) Poppy Topaz (orange) Red Calcite (orange, light orange, dark orange, red) Shigaite (orange, dark orange, red, dark red, hints of brown) Spessartine (orange, yellowish orange) Spessartite Garnet (orange, dark orange, reddish orange) Sphalerite (orange, dark reddish orange) Svanbergite (dark orange) Tinzenite (orange, yellowish orange) Vanadinite (orange, yellowish orange, dark reddish orange) Wulfenite (yellowish orange, orange) Zincite (dark reddish orange, hints of yellow and orange)
Adamite (lime green, yellowish lime green, teal, light teal) Ajoite (turquoise, clear, sometimes hints of brown) Amegreen (faded green, lavender, white) Ametrine [Quartz] (orange, purple) Ammonite [Fossil] (brown, hints of rainbow) Anastasia Topaz (faded orange, pink, brown, light brown) Anatase (blue, dark blue OR orangish brown) Andalusite (yellow, brown) Anyolite (green, purple, black) Arfvedsonite (light blue, light brown, brown, black) Astrophyllite (black, brown, blue, white) Atacamite (dark teal, black) Atlantisite (lime, green, lavender, purple) Azotic Topaz (orange, dark orange, pink) Azurite (dark blue, green, black) Azurite-Cuprite/Bluebird (primary blue, light blue, green, brown,
sometimes whitish grey) Azurite-Malachite (lime green, primary, blue, sometimes light brown) Baratovite (peach, white, dark grey, black) Bi Color Quartz (various) Bi Color Sapphire (usually: yellow, blue, hints of green) Bi Color Tourmaline (various) Binghamite (red, orange, dark yellow, dark grey, black) Black Chevron Amethyst (faded purple, dark brown, cream, white) Bloodstone (Heliotrope) [Chalcedony] (dark green, red, orange) Blue Green Fluorite (teal, greenish blue, blue) Bornite (blue, purple) Boulder Turquoise (brown, light brown, slivers of turquoise) Brookite
(red, orange, hints of yellow,
Burl (yellow, grey, black) Cancrinite (light yellow, light yellowish orange, light grey, black,
white) Carnotite (primary yellow, dark yellow, brown) Cat’s
Eye Enstatite (black, sliver of green) Cat’s
Eye Tourmaline (various) Celestobarite (black, light grey, light reddish brown) Chabazite (peach, dark brownish peach, brown) Chalcosiderite Turquoise (light greyish brown or light green, forest green) Charoite (light purple, purple, black, white) Chrysocolla (green, blue, black) Chloromelanite (green, dark green, black) Color Change Sapphire (blue/purple) Color-Change Diaspore (clearish yellowish green/clearish pink) Copiapite (orange, dark orange, yellow, grey) Cornwallite (green, teal) Corundum
(various) Covellite (blue, dark blue, purple, dark purple, black, light grey or
light brown) Dravite (orange, dark orange, brown, dark brown) Elbaite (pink, dark pink, clear, white, green, dark green) Eosphorite (orange, light orange, brown) Erythrite (fuchsia, dark fuchsia, black) Eudialyte (dark pink, black, sometimes light pink or white) Fluorite (dark green, dark purple, black) Franklinite
(dark metallic grey, black; rainbow) Galaxite (dark green, black, specks of green and yellow) Garnierite (green, turquoise) Gaspeite
(green, brown) Goethite
Onegite (black, hints of dark green, brown,
or ochre) Golden
Seraphinite (green, dark green, black, hints of
yellow) Goldstone (various) Hackmanite (white; hot pink, dark blue, purple) Hardystonite
(grey, dark grey, white; rainbow,
Kidney Ore (metallic burgundy, metallic grey) Hibonite
(orange, dark orange, brown) Hubnerite
(black, sometimes red) Jarosite (dark yellow, brown, hints of orange) Kakortokite (white, spots of dark pink, sometimes clear and grey spots) Kornerupine (clearish blue, clearish purple) Labradorite (blue, brown, black) Lepidachrocite
(Quartz) (clear, pink and dark pink
splotches) Luxurianite (dark peach, light brown, black) Mahogany
Obsidian (brownish orange, black) Marble (white, grey, light grey) Marcasite (faded gold, goldish brown) Mawsitsit
(neon green, black) Purpurite (purple, brown) Melody’s
Stone (purple, clearish purple, clearish
lavender, yellowish brown, clear) Moonstone (white, light blue, blue) Mozarkite (light red, pale pink, light blue, white, sometimes light
yellow) Mugglestone (dark red, dark yellow, brown, dark brown, black) Nebula
Stone (green, light green, dark green,
black) Nunderite (pale brownish peach, light grey, grey, light brown, brown) Nuummite (specks of yellow and grey, dark brown, black) Pallasite (yellow, blue, grey, clearish) Petrified Palm Wood (yellow, dark yellow, brown, light brown, beige) Petrified Wood (brown, hints of other colors) Pietersite (dark red, dark orange, dark yellow, light blue, blue, dark
blue, black) Rhodonite (faded pink, black) Preseli Bluestone (green, dark green, spots of black, light brown, and
white or grey) Pyrite/Fool’s Gold (gold, brown, silver) Raspite (clearish orange, clearish yellow) Realgar (red, dark red; yellow or orange from long term light exposure) Red Tiger’s Eye (red, dark red, brown, black) Scheelite (orange, dark orange, yellow; blue, light blue) Septarian (yellow, beige, grey, brown, dark brown) Shattuckite (blue, teal, green, sometimes dark green or blue) Siderite (dark yellow, brown, light brown) Sonora Sunrise (turquoise, orange, black) Spectrolite [Labradorite] (light blue, blue, light brown, brown, muddy
Stibiconite (yellow, brown, light brown) Stibiotantalite (dark yellow, orange, dark orange, brown, dark brown) Sunstone [Oligoclase] (reddish orange, rust, hints of brown) Sylvite (orange, light orange, light brown, white) Thomsonite (peach, light peach, beige, forest green) Tiger Iron (yellow, yellowish gold, brown, light brown, black) Tiger’s Eye Matrix (yellowish gold, brown, light brown, black) Tourmaline (various) Topazolite (yellow, yellowish brown, brown) Trolleite (light blue, grey, light grey, white) Unakite (faded reddish pink, green) Variscite (light green, green, creamy grey, sometimes brown) Venus Hair Stone (clear, light brown lines) Villiaumite (dark red, black, hints of orange) Vivianite (green, dark green, dark teal) Watermelon Tourmaline (pink, dark pink, light green, green) Wernerite (light grey; bright yellow, dark blue) Wurtzite (red, orange, yellow, brown, black) Xenotime (yellow, brown, dark brown, hints of orange) Yellow Datolite (yellow, brown, black) Yellow Turquoise (yellow, pale yellow, brown, black) Zircon (various) Zultanite (sand, brownish orange, greyish green)
Amethyst Agate (purple, lavender) Black Agate (black, sometimes white or brown lines) Blue Lace Agate (blue, light blue) Botswana Agate (brown, light reddish brown, light pink, light grey) Chinese Rain Flower Agate (mint green, brown, light rust) Condor Agate (red, mustard yellow, light blue, green, pink) Crackled Fire Agate (orange, dark orange, red, hints of yellow) Cr*zy Lace Agate (red, faded orange, brown, grey, white, hints of faded
yellow) Dendritic Agate (white, clear, black, brown) Eye Agate (dark red, orange, dark orange, white, black) Fire Agate (dark brownish rainbow) Iris Agate (clear, whitish, rainbow) Laguna Lace Agate (red, faded yellow, light orange, light grey) Lake Superior Carnelian (light orange, dark reddish orange, white) Montana Agate (orange, yellow, brown, light brown, black, white) Montana Dry Head Agate (orange, orangish brown, brown, white) Moss Agate (white, clear, black, brown) Purple Agate (shades of purple) Sagenite Agate (yellowish brown, brown, light grey) Tree Agate (green, light green, white) Turritella Agate (brown, light brown, dark brown) Yellow Agate (yellow, light yellow, brown, light brown)
African Jasper (green, teal, brown, black) Agate Jasper (red, white, brown, grey) Bamboo Jasper (red, yellow, brown, grey) Biggs Jasper (brown, light brown, light powder blue) Black Jasper (black, light brown, light grey) Blue Jasper (blue, light blue, brown, light grey) Brecciated Jasper (red, black, dark brown, clearish) Brown Jasper (brown, light brown, dark brown) Bruneau Jasper (light yellow, brown, light brown) Bumblebee Jasper (yellow, orange, grey, black) Carrasite Jasper (light red, yellow, brown, light brown, greyish green) Cave Creek Jasper (dark pink, red, grey, brown) Chestnut Jasper (red, reddish orange, yellow) Chrysanthemum Jasper (shades of brown) Confetti Jasper/Elephant Skin Jasper (yellow, maroon, brown) Crab Jasper (orange, light orange, red) Dalmatian Jasper (cream, black) Deschutes Jasper (brown, dark brown, light brown) Exotica Jasper (pink, light brown, grey, black, white) Green Jasper (green, forest green, dark green, light grey) Impression Jasper (shades of blue, beige, brown) Jaspilite (red, grey, black, brown) K2 Jasper (blue, black, white) Kambaba Jasper (green, dark green, black) Kiwi Jasper (light mint green, light grey and black dots) Lizard Skin (green, dark green, black) Leopard Skin (pale pink, light brown, brown, grey) Mookaite Jasper (burgundy, red, yellow, purple, dark purple, white) Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper (red, orange, yellow, brown, black, white) Morrisonite Jasper (red, yellow, blue, brown, green) Moss Jasper (green, dark green, grey, white) Noreena Jasper (red, yellow, white) Ocean Jasper (various) Oolitic Jasper (black, grey, dark grey hint of pink) Opal Jasper (blue, light blue, light brown) Orange Jasper (orange, yellowish orange, reddish orange, light brown) Outback Jasper (pink, dark brown, grey, white) Owyhee Jasper (rust, yellow, blue, brown, sometimes green) Picture Jasper (brown, light brown, grey, black) Polka Dot Jasper (mustard yellow and black dots, white) Polychrome Jasper (rust, yellow, light yellow, light blue, dark green,
brown) Purple Jasper (purple, light purple, light brown, brown) Rainforest Jasper (green, splotches of other colors) Red Jasper (red, hints of light brown and black) Riband Jasper (red, yellow, brown, black) Ribbon Jasper (pinkish brown, cream) Snakeskin Jasper (dark red, brown, beige) Spiderman Jasper (red, orange, black) Stone Canyon Jasper (burgundy, yellow, light brown, white) Wild Horse Jasper (yellow, light blue, light brown) Yellow Jasper (yellow, yellowish brown) Zebra Jasper (white, black, sometimes shades of brown instead of black
Arizona Landscape Opal (cream, dark cream, peach, dark yellow, orange,
light powder blue, brown, white) Black Opal (mostly dark blue, rainbow) Black Star Opal (black, brown, orange) Blue Opal (dark blue, spots of light blue and lime green) Boulder Opal (brown, rainbow, mostly blue and lime green) Brazilian Opal (white, rainbow) Cat’s Eye Opal (dark orange, sliver of bright orange; whitish rainbow,
sliver of rainbow) Chocolate Opal (brown, rainbow specks) Dragon’s Breath (Fire) Opal (pink, purple, spots of blue, sliver of
yellow and orange) Ethiopian Welo Opal (Ocean) (clearish blue, light brown, brown) Fire Opal (shades of orange, rainbow) Honduran Opal (dark grey or black, sprinkles of rainbow) Hyalite Opal (clear, light brown) Koroit Opal (brown, rainbow- mostly light blue and green) Light Grey Opal (blueish grey) Mexican Cherry Opal (red, dark red, splotches of various colors) Mexican Matrix Opal (light brown, rainbow) Mintabie Crystal Opal (white, rainbow) White Opal (white, rainbow)
Abalone Pearl (soft rainbow) Antique Brass Pearl (brown, brass) Black Pearl (black, grey) Blue Pearl (turquoise, cobalt, navy) Bright Gold Pearl (gold, yellow) Bronze Pearl (cream, mocha) Brown Pearl (dark brown, reddish brown) Burgundy Pearl (burgundy, deep red) Coco Brown Pearl (brown) Copper Pearl (orange, brown, copper) Coral Pearl (pink, salmon) Cranberry Pearl (purple, reddish purple, maroon) Cream Pearl (white, cream) Creamrose Pearl (white, cream, light pink) Creamrose Light Pearl (white, cream) Dark Green Pearl (dark green) Dark Grey Pearl (dark grey) Dark Purple Pearl (dark purple) Forest Green Pearl (green, forest green) Fuchsia Pearl (pink, fuchsia) Gold Pearl (gold, yellow) Green Pearl (green, light green) Grey Pearl (grey) Light Blue Pearl (light blue) Light Green Pearl (light green) Light Grey Pearl (grey) Light Plum Pearl (light purple) Light Purple Pearl (light purple) Lilac Pearl (purple, light purple) Maroon Pearl (maroon, deep red) Matte Blue Pearl (blue) Matte Gold Pearl (gold) Matte Green Pearl (light green) Matte Grey Pearl (grey, light grey) Matte Lavender Pearl (lavender) Matte Light Plum Pearl (purple, lavender) Matte Light Purple Pearl (light purple) Matte Light Sapphire Pearl (light blue) Matte Lilac Pearl (light pinkish lavender) Matte Olivine Pearl (light green) Matte Peach Pearl (peach) Matte Purple Pearl (light purple, dark lavender) Matte Sapphire Pearl (blue) Mocha Pearl (light brown) Mystic Black Pearl (black) Nacre/Mother of Pearl (slight rainbow sheen, mostly cream) Night Blue Pearl (dark blue, midnight) Olivine Pearl (dark lime green) Peach Pearl (peach, pink) Peacock Pearl (dark pink, dark green, black, sometimes blue) Pink Pearl (pink) Plum Pearl (dark purple) Powder Almond Pearl (light faded brown) Powder Blue Pearl (light powder blue) Powder Green Pearl (light faded green) Powder Rose Pearl (light faded pink, light pink) Purple Pearl (purple, hints of blue) Red Pearl (red, dark red) Rosaline Pearl (pink, light pink) Sapphire Pearl (blue, cobalt) Tahitian-Look Pearl (black, greenish blue hue) Taupe Pearl (light brown) White Pearl (white, cream) Yellow Pearl (yellow)
**Notice: Only gems with ‘quartz’ at the end of its name are listed below.
There are other gems that fall into the Quartz category that are in other lists
Actinolite Quartz (clear, spikes of forest green) Amethyst Spirit Quartz (purple, lavender, hints of light brown) Angel Aura Quartz (clearish rainbow) Angel Quartz (clearish rainbow) Apophyllite Quartz (clearish white) Apple Aura Quartz (lime green) Aqua Aura Quartz (blue) Aqua Aura Spirit Quartz (blue, light blue) Blue Moon Quartz (clear, hints of light blue) Blue Quartz (light blue) Blue Quartz with Lazulite (light blue, clearish blue, specks of blue) Blue Siberian Quartz (blue) Blueberry Quartz (clear, splotches of blue) Blush Quartz (dark faded peach) Bushman Quartz (shades of orange, brown) Caribbean Quartz (blue, light blue, green) Champagne Aura Quartz (clearish gold, clearish dark yellow) Cherry Quartz (pink, light pink) Chinese Chromium Quartz (green, light green, light greyish brown) Chlorite Quartz (clear, green, dark green) Crackle Quartz (clear, dyed various) Dendritic Quartz (clear, black, sometimes yellowish brown) Drusy Quartz (various) Eisenkiesel Quartz (dark orange, dark red, orangish brown) Elestial Quartz (smoky, brown, light brown) Faden Quartz (clear) Fire (Harlequin) Quartz (orange, reddish orange, clear, white) Flame Aura Quartz (dark rainbow) Girasol Quartz (clearish) Gold Aura Quartz (orange) Gold Quartz (gold, light brown, light grey, white) Golden Aura Quartz (orange, yellowish orange) Golden Healer Quartz (yellow, light yellow, dark yellow, clear, white) Golden Rutilated Quartz (yellow, dark yellow, brown, light brown, clear) Green Quartz (various shades of green) Gwindel Quartz (clear) Harlequin Quartz (clear, dark red specks) Hematoid Quartz (shades of orange) Jacare Quartz (smoky brown, light smoky brown) Jacinto (de Compostela) Quartz (dark red, hints of brown) Lemon Quartz (bright clearish yellow) Lodolite Quartz (clear, faded green, brown, light brown) Medusa Quartz (clear, green, blue) Olive Quartz (clearish green, clearish light green, clearish dark green) Ouro Verde Quartz (clearish lime green, clearish light yellow, clearish
dark lime green) Papaya Quartz (pink, dark pink, clearish) Pink Himalayan Samadhi Isis Quartz (light pink, clearish white) Pink Quartz (pink, light pink) Prase Quartz (faded green, light faded green, dark green) Prasiolite Quartz (clearish faded light green) Colbalt Aura Quartz (rainbow, mostly dark blue) Rutile Quartz (clear, yellow and yellowish brown spikes) Star Lemon Quartz (clearish yellow, spikes of white) Purple Aura Quartz (purple, rainbow) Quartz (clear) Rainbow Mayanite Quartz (rainbow, mostly clearish golden yellow) Rainbow Solar Quartz (rainbow) Red Phantom Quartz (red, white, black, clear) Red Quartz (shades of red) Rose Aura Quartz (pink, dark reddish pink) Ruby Aura Quartz (hot pink, dark pink) Rutilated Quartz (clear, yellow and brown spikes) Samadhi Quartz (light peach) Satya Mani Quartz/Sathya Mani Quartz (clearish) Seriphos Quartz (faded green, faded light green) Shocked Quartz (rainbow) Slightly Milky Rutilated Quartz (clear, light brown) Star Hollandite Quartz (clear, clearish white, black spikes) Star Quartz (various, slivers of white or lighter version of gem’s
Strawberry Quartz (clear, strips and spots of red and pink) Sunshine Aura Quartz (clearish bright yellow) Tangerine Aura Quartz (clearish orange) Tangerine Quartz (orange) Tangerine Aura Quartz (bright orange, light orange) Tangerine Sun Aura Quartz (orange, light orange) Tanzan Aura Quartz (clearish bluish light purple, lavender) Tanzine Aura Quartz (clearish bluish light purple, purple) Teal Quartz (teal) Titanium Aura Quartz (dark rainbow) Titanium Flame Aura Quartz (dark rainbow) Titanium Quartz (dark rainbow) Tourmalinated Quartz (clear with black and dark brown spikes) Yellow Golden Quartz (yellow, light yellow) Yellow Quartz (yellow)
This weeks tutorial is a smokey eye to suit all eye colours! I’ve been covering this a lot of recent as it’s a great way to cater for all viewers.
Although it will suit all eye shades, that’s not say that a smokey eye will suit everyone. For example, if your eye shape is quite small then sporting something this heavy & dark may not be the best way to emphasis your eyes. But have a play around with the colours and adjust the placement to see how it looks on you.
One time Claire dreamed of finding Jamie on the battlefield…
(credit to @mymarsrevolution)
…and one time she did:
IT WAS NEAR evening; the sun sank invisibly, staining the fog with a dull and sullen orange. The evening wind off the river was rising, lifting the fog from the ground and sending it scudding in billows and swirls.
Clouds of black powder smoke lay heavy in the hollows, lifting more slowly than the lighter shreds of mist and lending a suitable stink of brimstone to a scene that was—if not hellish—at least bloody eerie.
…I felt bile rise in my throat and hurried on, swallowing. I was no stranger to war, to death and wounds. But I had never been so near a battle before; I had never before come on a battlefield where the dead and wounded still lay, before the ministrations of medics and burial details.
…I had seen photographs of the great battlefields, from the American Civil War to the beaches of Normandy. This was nothing like that—no churned earth, no heaps of tangled limbs. It was still, save for the noises of the scattered wounded and the voices of those calling, like me, for a missing friend or husband.
Shattered trees lay toppled by artillery; in this light, I might have thought the bodies turned into logs themselves, dark shapes lying long in the grass—save for the fact that some of them still moved. Here and there, a form stirred feebly, victim of war‘s sorcery, struggling against the enchantment of death.
I paused and shouted into the mist, calling his name. I heard answering calls, but none in his voice…
The light was fading now, but I saw Jamie as soon as I came over the edge of the next rise. He was lying on his face in the hollow, one arm flung out, the other curled beneath him. The shoulders of his dark blue coat were nearly black with damp, and his legs thrown wide, booted heels askew.
The breath caught in my throat, and I ran down the slope toward him, heedless of grass clumps, mud, and brambles. As I got close, though, I saw a scuttling figure dart out from behind a nearby bush and dash toward him. It fell to its knees beside him and, without hesitation, grasped his hair and yanked his head to one side. Something glinted in the figure‘s hand, bright even in the dull light.
“Stop!” I shouted. “Drop it, you bastard!”
…“Get off!” she snarled. “I found ‘im first!” It was a knife in her hand; she made little jabbing motions at me, in an effort to drive me away.
I was too furious—and too afraid for Jamie—to be scared for myself.
…“He‘s mine,” she said, thrusting her chin pugnaciously at me. “Go find yourself another.”
Another form slipped out of the mist and materialized by her side. It was the boy I had seen earlier, filthy and scruffy as the woman herself. He had no knife but clutched a crude metal strip, cut from a canteen. The edge of it was dark, with rust or blood.
…“‘E‘s still alive, Mum,” he advised. “I can feel ‘is ‘eart beatin‘. Best slit his throat quick; I don‘t think ‘e‘s bad hurt.”
…I didn‘t dare take my eyes away from the woman‘s long enough to look at Jamie. I could see him, though, at the edge of my vision, head turned to the side, his neck gleaming white, exposed and vulnerable.
“Stand up and step back,” I said, “or I‘ll choke him to death, I swear I will!”
She crouched over Jamie‘s body, knife in hand, as she measured me, trying to make up her mind whether I meant it. I did.
…Slowly, the woman stood up…“My man lies yonder, dead on the ground,‖ she said, jerking her head at the fog behind her. “‘E hadn‘t nothing but his musket, and the sergeant‘ll take that back…You‘re alone; you can manage better than we can. Let me have this one—there‘s more over there.” She pointed with her chin toward the slope behind me, where the rebel dead and wounded lay.
…“Wait!” I said, and took a step back. “Don‘t kill him. Don‘t.” A step to the side, another back. “I‘ll go, I‘ll let you have him, but…” I lunged to the side and got my hand on the cold metal hilt.
I had picked up Jamie‘s sword before. It was a cavalry sword, larger and heavier than the usual, but I didn‘t notice now.
I snatched it up and swung it in a two-handed arc that ripped the air and left the metal ringing in my hands.
Mother and son jumped back, identical looks of ludicrous surprise on their round, grimy faces.
“Get away!” I said.
Her mouth opened, but she didn‘t say anything.
“I‘m sorry for your man,” I said. “But my man lies here. Get away, I said!” I raised the sword, and the woman stepped back hastily, dragging the boy by the arm.
She turned and went, muttering curses at me over her shoulder, but I paid no attention to what she said…They vanished in the mist, and I lowered the sword, which suddenly weighed too much to hold. I dropped it on the grass and fell to my knees beside Jamie.
My own heart was pounding in my ears and my hands were shaking with reaction, as I groped for the pulse in his neck. I turned his head and could see it, throbbing steadily just below his jaw.
“Thank God!” I whispered to myself. “Oh, thank God!”