By Sandra Hill
Has an eye fixed for the women, loves an excellent struggle. Splits his aspects over impolite jokes. will not ask instructions regardless of how misplaced he's . . . even in a longship, for the affection of Odin! Sound like an individual you recognize? perhaps each guy you recognize? Toste and Vagn Ivarsson are all that and more—a lot extra. exact Viking twins, they got here squalling into this international jointly, rode their first horses on the age of 7, their first maids in the course of their 13th summer season, and rode off on longships as untried fourteen-year-old warriors. And now, having obvious in basic terms thirty and one winters, they're approximately to stand Valhalla jointly. or perhaps anything much more tragic: being separated. For even the main virile Viking needs to ultimately go away his top blood brother in the back of and do conflict with that the majority fearsome of all opponents—the love of his existence.
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Choking back the emotion that clogged his throat, he asked, "Home? What home? Oh, nay, you surely do not suggest we hang tail and return to our father's estates in the Norselands? " "He would take us back," Vagn said softly. "Mayhap, if we would agree to his never-ending demands: Stop being so frivolous. Fight in his army, which is always at war with one minor Norse king or another, or one Saxon thegn or another. Bend knee to our two scurrilous older brothers, who are heirs to the jarldom… not that I would want to take on that mantle.
The large blood vessel in Gorm's thick neck bulged even more. " " 'If wishes were fishes,' " Vagn repeated back in a mimicking voice. "What are you? A poet now? " "I already know Bolthor, and, nay, I am not a poet. " Gorm made a visible effort to control his temper by leaning back in a chair propped against the wall and taking a long swig of ale from a pottery jug. "Be forewarned, though, you slimy cur. If you do not heed me soon, your death will be slow and painful. " "Promises, promises," Vagn taunted bravely… though he hoped he would be able to maintain that bravery if Gorm followed through on his threats.
Mine is quite… un-dangly. She gave him a glower that pretty much said she'd like to ram him with something. Holy Thunder, the woman did have a mouth on her. I like it. In fact, I like her. Mayhap… Nay. But what if… ? Nay, nay, nay, I cannot be thinking such nonsense. My injuries must have affected my brain. What would Toste say to all this? Vagn thought only a second before deciding that Toste would probably tell him to go with his instincts. " he asked Gorm, not that it mattered one whit. " Helga's dowry appeared fair, in Vagn's estimation, especially for a well-born lady of her advanced years.
A Tale of Two Vikings by Sandra Hill