For Throw-Back Thursday, here’s a tasty bit from A Time To Belong. Enjoy always, T
Souyer turned his attention to Daniel. “’When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
Daniel cocked a distrusting eye at Souyer. “Teressa pegged you as a wizard wannabe, not a mentor.”
Souyer chuckled. “I prefer to think of myself as a sage; old and wise, but still somewhat mysterious. ’Tis far more enjoyable and much less tiresome. Nae getting any younger, ye know. So, ye have questions, am I right?”
Daniel was impressed. “Let’s start with the obvious. Why am I here?” He folded his arms across his chest, doubtful he would be given the answers he was hoping for.
“’Tis yet to be seen. I expect ye have a task to perform, much like Teressa. Ye shall know when the time is right. Until then, I recommend patience. Fate and the faeries have a way of revealing themselves in their own time.”
“That’s not a lot of help,” Daniel scoffed.
“Doona be so quick to judge. Patience, my lad. Certainly ye have other questions ye wish to discuss.”
“I read once there are no coincidences. At the time, I didn’t believe it. Coincidences happen all the time. Lately I’ve been thinking it wasn’t a mere coincidence Kayla was the one to find me lying along the road. It might have been a mean-spirited prank by a meddlesome faerie that brought me back in time, but there must have been a reason I landed in that place, at exactly the right moment so she could be the one to find me.” Daniel glanced over his shoulder to observe the druid-turned-sage. “Am I right?”
The master druid seemed impressed. “The world may appear random and chaotic, but ’twas nay mere coincidence that brought ye and Kayla together.”
Daniel nodded, absorbing the druid’s words. He turned to lean against the stone wall with his back to the ocean. “Okay, so tell me, do you think it’s possible to fall in love at first sight, or something like that?”
Souyer cast a sideways glance at Daniel. “That’s one of the funny things about love. The best time to fall in love is usually at first sight.”