Excerpt #3

And back in the 21st century!

“What is it?” Lexi asked.
“A ring. It’s gold, a fede ring from-”
“The 13th century,” Lexi paled visibly. Dechlan gave her a curious look.
“You know it?” he asked.
“I saw it yesterday…” she said quickly.
“I was thinking it was the 13th century, but I wasn’t sure,” Dechlan said eagerly, “What made you think it was 13th?”
“I, uh, saw something like it once,” Lexi shifted uncomfortably and her chair answered with a series of squeaks. Dechlan watched her levelly.
“Where?” he asked.
“I don’t remember,” Lexi lied.
“Too bad, I was looking for some precedents. Let me know if you remember, lass,” he said brightly, turning back to his book.

Lex stared back down at her book, her thoughts swimming anxiously through her head. How had her ring ended up buried under Roscommon Castle? Well, if you weren’t there to wear it, her mind reminded her.

She finally focused back on her books. She heaved open the large volume of Kings. It was a ledger of the family history, carefully recorded to include the names of all family members, where they were born, when they died. The more important Kings had several paragraphs or even pages of history. She scanned through them quickly until she got to the 13th century. She saw at least ten Aedh Ó Conchobair’s, and struggled to remember his complete name. Finally, she lit on Aedh Muimhnech Ó Conchobair, listed as born in 1247. Wives: Caiomhe Muimhnech O’Conchobair and Alexandra Ceallaigh Ó Conchobair, cousin to Domnall Ua Néill. Lexi stopped and stared at her name on the page. In front of her was concrete proof that she wasn’t delusional, that she had existed in 1275 as Aedh’s wife.

3 Comments

  • By Eleni, December 7, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    Oooh. Very cool! So this may be a stupid question, but…did one wife die and then he married the other?

  • By Hezabelle, December 10, 2010 @ 9:55 pm

    Yup! :)

  • By Lea, December 12, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

    Whoa.

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