Continuing from two weeks ago—Finn is accepted into the fold...
Just Once in a Verra Blue Moon
A Highland Gardens Novel
Archibald handed his sword to Duncan and grabbed Finn’s forearm, honoring him with a warrior’s embrace. Finn returned the arm grasp with a strong grip. Their gazes locked. They came to a wordless accord.
When they broke apart, a young lad handed them both mugs filled to the brim, foam sloshing over the edge. They slammed their cups together and drank deeply.
“Well done! We will talk later.” Archibald turned away and graciously accepted ribbing from his men.
Wiping the froth from his mouth with the back of his forearm, Finn noticed Elspeth standing beside her brother. He caught her gaze and smiled. She blushed and looked away.
Was for the best. He didn’t dare mark time with her.
Within the mass of warriors, Finn received slaps on the back, the MacLachlan men showing their approval. Some maybe more grudgingly than others, but still, he’d never expected to be accepted, at least not so soon.