“When will they come home?” Lizbeth’s voice penetrated Mauve’s daydream. It was rare to find rest in the middle of her day, and Mauve couldn’t help a touch of resentment at the interference. Guilt smothered it. The wee bairn could not help wondering. She missed her brothers as much as Mauve did her sons.
“When the weather allows it,” Mauve gazed at the sea. The maker and breaker of everything. She loved it. She loathed it. She couldn’t see a life without it.
“Tonight?” Lizbeth pressed against the rail.
“More possible tomorrow,” Mauve swallowed a sigh. “So we shall hope.”
For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers
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