Grey asked, in some bewilderment.
Fraser looked up, mildly surprised, but not embarrassed in the slightest.
“I am picking watercress, Major.”
“I see that,” Grey said testily. “What for?”
“To eat, Major,” Fraser replied evenly. He took the stained cloth bag from his belt and dropped the dripping green mass into it.
“Indeed? Are you not fed sufficiently?” Grey asked blankly. “I have never heard of people eating watercress.”
“It’s green, Major.”
In his fatigued state, the Major had suspicions that he was being practiced upon.
“What in damnation other color ought a weed to be?” he demanded.
Fraser’s mouth twitched slightly, and he seemed to be debating something with himself. At last he shrugged slightly, wiping his wet hands on the sides of his breeks.
“I only meant, Major, that eating green plants will stop ye getting scurvy and loose teeth. My men eat such greens as I take them, and cress is better-tasting than most things I can pick on the moor.”
Grey felt his brows shoot up.
“Green plants stop scurvy?” he blurted. “Wherever did you get that notion?”
“From my wife!” Fraser snapped. He turned away abruptly, and stood, tying the neck of his sack with hard, quick movements.
Grey could not prevent himself asking.
“Your wife, sir—where is she?”
The answer was a sudden blaze of dark blue that seared him to the backbone, so shocking was its intensity.
Perhaps you are too young to know the power of hate and despair. Quarry’s voice spoke in Grey’s memory. He was not; he recognized them at once in the depths of Fraser’s eyes.
Only for a moment, though; then the man’s normal veil of cool politeness was back in place.
“My wife is gone,” Fraser said, and turned away again, so abruptly that the movement verged on rudeness.
Grey felt himself shaken by an unexpected feeling. In part it was relief. The woman who had been both cause of and party to his humiliation was dead. In part, it was regret.
Neither of them spoke again on the journey back to Ardsmuir.
I have to tell you, Lady Red, you're incredibly skilled (in both art and humor). You've been able to make characters I previously was not able to stand, bearable- even to the point they become some of my favorites, actually (lookin' at you Solas and Loghain). Thank you ☺️💕 keep up the amazing work!
make friends in every class u have. i don’t care if it’s
awkward nd uncomfortable at first bc at the end of the semester and ur ass
doesn’t know how 2 do any of the questions on the final review i promise becky
that sits a row behind u will
don’t drink too much coffee bc it stains ur teeth. try
mountain dew or other energy drinks 4 late night study binges. BE CAREFUL when
using monster, red bull, 5 hour energy, etc. bc these are the worst for ur
heart so make sure to Read The Labels And Warnings before overdosing the night
before ur chem exam
stock up on ramen nd mac nd cheese. they’re cheap nd are
ready to go in like 3 minutes. when u haven’t eatin in 14 hours during midterms
and u think u might actually Die ur friend 3 minute mac will be there for u
when no one else will
cut off people who suck. i mean academically socially and
romantically. if they don’t give a shit about their grades u don’t need to give
a shit about them yall im serious
c’s get degrees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
for the love of god please check ur student email
eat a vegetable every once in a while. ur decaying body will
keep in contact with ur friends who don’t go to ur school. It’ll
be nice 2 talk 2 someone who doesn’t know about the scandal in the biology
department at the end of the week
get to ur first class of every semester at least 30 minutes
early. i’m not fucking around either bc if u want a good seat and decent
parking u better set ur alarm
if ur professor’s a dick or throws something at u file a complaint. u could get him fired. don’t let them tell u “this is college” bc that’s not college it’s fucking harassment lmao
sit where there’s an outlet or where u can see and hear the
actually go to class and Especially go to long lectures. they’re
snooze fests but You Will Fail if u miss out on too much
wear headphones everywhere u go on campus. no one will talk
to u it’s gr8
no one cares what u wear. i’ve seen people in formal
business suits to scrubs to pajamas in class. wear what ur comfortable with nd
won’t get arrested 4 wearing. the rest of the population is just as dead inside
check ur online courses The Most. Ur professor isn’t obligated
to tell u when shit’s due and they more than likely won’t
drop the class if u can’t make above a 70% average. trust me
don’t buy textbooks until the second week of class bc if u
buy all ur textbooks before actually seeing what the professor wants u to get u
will waste $1000 and cry urself to sleep when the bookstore won’t take ur
if u work save at least $25-50 of ur weekly paycheck for an emergency fund. ur future self will thank u
don’t buy from the campus bookstore. they’re blood-sucking
vampires who feed off freshman. amazon does textbook rentals for Very Cheap so
don’t waste money that could be used on food
know where the library nd computer labs are nd what services
they offer (like free printing, test proctoring, etc)
get a study group nd make a gc. they will emotionally and
academically support u. get to know these ppl nd meet them at 3 pm at mcdonalds
on a sunday to take ur online exams. they will be strange but u will all pass
get to know ppl inside ur major. just trust me on this
do ur readings and turn things in on time. u will sleep
better at night
don’t take more hours than u can handle. u will become a
shell of the person u were before the semester started
sell ur fancy ass graphing calculator u used for one class
drink water nd take care of urself
call ur mom every few days. she will love to hear from u