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Vetch, Yarrow

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The Minnow and the Dragon by Raspberryhunter

'Yarrow had been rather hoping that they might go to Orret's shop to see if new silks had come from Lorbanery. Since Fennel's birth her beloved loom had sat mostly idle in the corner of their house. Yet still she loved to run the fine threads through her fingers, deep sapphire and flaming crimson flowing like water through her hands.' Lovely short, very much in the spirit of the early trilogy, in which Yarrow & Vetch share a brief adventure. Sweet but never cloying, with an ending that brought tears to my eyes

[Added 23/12/2017; Drama; 2500-6000; Earthsea; Characters: Yarrow, Vetch, OCs]

Thistledown by Edo no Hana

'"I want to speak to dragons, and sail to the end of the world, and never eat another rutabaga."' This slow-burning vignette does an excellent job of melding the prosaic & the magical

[Added 19/01/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; Earthsea; Characters: Ged, Vetch, Yarrow, OC]