This story re-energized my interest in Reiassan. Written to a prompt of eseme‘s (“something about tea”), it hits on a quiet moment in the journey of Rin & Girey.
Rin & Girey are, of course, the protagonists of the will-someday-be-a-novel, Into Lannamer, the beginnings of which sparked this whole setting in the first place.
Originally Posted July 17th, 2010.
Tea-time was one of Rin’s favorite rituals, one of the few gentilities that remained to her after years at war. On the trail, it became even more precious – a welcome relief from the saddle, a pause to fill her stomach, the kick in the tea that would keep her awake until it was time to camp.
She brewed the tea herself…
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