Swedish Saga: 3. The Morning When Things Turned Around
Early in the morning, Fatima left her house, certain that her bearded guest would stay in bed. Her first set of tools had been wine, lovemaking and a rope.
She returned with some sharper tools.Two thoughts made her smile: the Viking’s slow and painful death, and the hope for a blue-eyed, fatherless son.
The door was ajar. Pieces of rope on the floor. An empty bed.
Fatima ran outside. She could see a small boat heading for the longships waiting in the bay. Two people were visible. One with a beard. The other one was wearing her friend Yamina’s dress.