The Innkeeper's Niece
by R.G. Taark
A lone soldier returns home after years of travel and weary from the horrors of war, to serve the will of his king. He quickly learns that not only is a new family living in his childhood home, but he is apparently dead according to his village's elders. The scrawny girl he ignored before he left is now the beauty who is the only person to recognize him on his return.