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01 April 2011 @ 01:45 pm
April Flowers, Prompt #1 - "Which Bears Its Fruit in Season"  
Title: Which Bears Its Fruit in Season
Author: mrstater
Rating & Warnings: G
Characters/ Pairing: Cazaril/Betriz
Prompt: #1
Format & Word Count: drabble, 100 words
Summary: Betriz quibbles with the timing of a visit, but Caz disagrees.
Author's Note: A red letter day! I managed to write a drabble with only 100 words.

The heady fragrance of apple blossoms beckons them down to the Provincara's orchards.

Betriz hitches up her skirts, undaunted by the mud, though she does remark that it's a shame they're not visiting in summer, when the trees are heavy with fruit. Not even the Zangre's orchards produce sweeter apples than Iselle's Grandmother's. Nothing, Betriz insists, is more refreshing on a hot summer's day than biting into a crisp, juicy apple.

Cazaril merely makes a noncommittal hmm, waiting until they stand in the midst of the even rows of pink perfume to partake of the sweetest fruit of the season.
shimotsuki: chalion3shimotsuki on April 1st, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a lovely moment for them! And I think Caz has his priorities straight. ;) I like the way this contrasts Betriz's practical bent against Cazaril being more fanciful -- and I can't help wondering if he would have been quite so attuned to the blossoms before his experience of the Daughter.
What's Taters, Precious?: Tulipsmrstater on April 3rd, 2011 03:45 am (UTC)
I can't help wondering if he would have been quite so attuned to the blossoms before his experience of the Daughter.

I was definitely hinting at that, so I'm glad you had the same thought! Thanks for reading and commenting. I'm happy you liked!
gilpin25: chalion_ibragilpin25 on April 2nd, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
I bet Betriz has suffered a sudden change of mind now! It's so nice to see Caz in full romantic mode - and planning ahead - and the humour of 'hmm' now I know what he was plotting. Also, Betriz being undaunted by mud to get where she wants is a girl after my own heart.:D
What's Taters, Precious?: Ivy Heartsmrstater on April 3rd, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
Hee, I'm glad you liked that comical hmm! It seemed like the appropriate Caz response to me. (Or else the proper response of any guy who is focused on the romantic possibilities of a place and not the practicalities!)
katyhasclogs: Chalion treekatyhasclogs on April 3rd, 2011 02:41 pm (UTC)
This is so sweet. :) I like to think that becuase of their differing approaches, together they make the perfect balance.

Also love Betriz not minding the mud, and the Provincara growing probably the best apples in Chalion. :)
What's Taters, Precious?: Springmrstater on April 3rd, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you liked! It's fun to try and pack a lot of detail into 100 words, and I'm very pleased you think I managed that. Thanks for reading. :)