Inktober 2022 #6 & #7

She moved to the window, looking out upon the land her father had ruled over all her life. At first glance, it appeared all was quiet. But the longer she looked, the more bobbing orange lights Anya could pick out through the distant trees. A few moments later, a wall of people emerged from the forest that separated the castle from the village and they began to cross the long bridge that led to the castle.

Inktober 2022 #4 & #5

The only member of Alessa's family that she seemed to not have disappeared for, was her baby brother, Tobias. Being the youngest two of seven children, with more years separating Alessa and Europa - her nearest in age elder sister - than Tobias had been alive, the pair had always been drawn more to one another's company than any of the other Barnliekki children.