3 Works in Great Mother Goddess (Tortall)
Alan believes that this journey will be a quick one. Visit his estranged spy-master of a sister in her new home country. Act as part of the Tortallian delegation for Queen Dovasary's coronation. And then head back home to finish his squire training with his Uncle Raoul. Simple plans, and simple outcomes.
What he didn't expect was to meet Taybur Sibigat, the captain of the Queen's personal guard, and how enthralled he'd become with that winning smile and teasing disposition.
Nor did he count on the god's getting involved. Mithro's setting him upon a quest that will lead him further away from his home, just as multiple deities toy with his love interest.
The snow is thick on the ground when the Goddess appears in his kitchen, taller than usual and holding an axe.
George eyes the axe warily. “What’s all this about?”
“She has deviated from the plan,” the Goddess tells George, voice tight.
“Your plan had some holes to begin with,” remarks George.
The best-laid plans of gods and men often go sideways. George/Alanna feat. interfering deities.
Fandoms: Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Tortall - Tamora Pierce, Rigel Black Series - murkybluematter
12 Nov 2019
"...wouldn't I know if I was in the hand of this Goddess?"
Only if and when she chooses to tell you so.
- Part 5 of Lay of the Lioness