More Than a Game
The Realms. Book I
©Morag Jane Gray 2011.
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With thanks to the late Diana Wynne Jones for permission to use ideas taken from her book, Fire and Hemlock.
Edinburgh in December, when it's drizzling, isn't worth getting up for. Mum went out to finish the Christmas shopping. I stayed in and lay on the sofa, flicking through the TV channels, not wanting to think. I was getting over the "flu; my brother and sister were at my grandmother's in Annandale, and I was bored. Mum came in about half past five.
"Dad's not back yet," I said.
"Damn." She dropped her parcels on the floor. She glanced at her watch and unpacked most of the shopping bags. "Give me a hand with these, Finn."