GBE2 Blog On Prompt 72: Houseguests

This is for GBE2 Prompt 72 Exploring POV

 First Person

 For the first few days, I didn’t know what to do with myself. It didn’t seem quite decent for a young woman living alone to be taking in two houseguests, but the hiri seemed to do things differently. All we could get through the language barrier was that the magus couldn’t stay at the farm, and neither could Narani. After a few days of recuperating at the farm, Magus Karles and me got bundled into a cart and taken to Narani’s home.

The house was a nice little cottage surrounded by maybe three acres of land, a garden, and a couple sheds. Everything was neatly fenced in with low stone walls. Past the fields was an arm of the forest that had killed most of the expedition before the hiri found us. (I am not ashamed to say having the damned forest that close was damned unsettling.) Inside the house was a loft, a storage room just under the loft, a cellar, a kitchen and a sort of open sitting room. There was also a root cellar with a kind of still room set up in the back corner. The floor was wood and decorated with a few rugs. She put the magus up in the loft, me in the store room, and she slept in one of the chairs by the fire.

Like I said, for the first few days, I didn’t know what to do with myself. Supposedly, I was supposed to help tend to the magus, but Miss Narani had her own ideas and her own way of doing things, so my actual job was mostly staying the hell out of her way while she did her chores or saw to the magus. I’m also pretty certain that any good opinion she had of me flew south for the winter after I screamed like a girl the first morning when I woke up face to fanged muzzle with one of her “dogs.” (The animal in question looks more like a nightmare cross between a bird and lizard, but it is more like a dog as far as how they’re used by the hiri.)

Third Person

For the first few days, Asa wasn’t quite sure of what to do with himself.  It didn’t seem quite decent for a young woman living alone to be taking in two houseguests, but the hiri seemed to do things differently. All that could be understood due to the language barrier was that Magus Karles couldn’t stay at the farm, and neither could Narani. After a few days of recuperating at the farm, Magus Karles and Asa were bundled into a cart and taken to Narani’s home.

The house was a nice little cottage surrounded by maybe three acres of land, a garden, and a couple sheds. Everything was neatly fenced in with low stone walls. Past the fields was an arm of the forest that had killed most of the expedition before the hiri had found them. (Asa was not ashamed of being unsettled by the damned forest being so close to the house.) Inside the house was a loft, a storage room just under the loft, a cellar, a kitchen and a sort of open sitting room. There was also a root cellar with a kind of still room set up in the back corner. The floor was wood and decorated with a few rugs. She put the magus up in the loft, Asa in the store room, and she slept in one of the chairs by the fire.

Supposedly, Asa’s reason for accompanying the magus was to help tend to him. However, Miss Narani had her own ideas and her own way of doing things, so Asa’s actual job was mostly involved staying the hell out of her way while she did her chores or saw to the magus. Asa was pretty certain that any good opinion Narani might have had of him south for the winter after he screamed like a girl the first morning when he woke up face to fanged muzzle with one of her “dogs.” (The animal in question looked more like a nightmare cross between a bird and lizard, but was more like a dog as far as how the were used by the hiri.)

 

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