I will never forget how I met katya. A young pretty lass, with short, curly, brown hair and a hearty laugh, who would prove to be a valuable ally.
I was running from the town guard because they mistakenly thought I was stealing. Or was I actually stealing? I cannot remember, but that's not important.
Anyway so I am running down the street and round a corner, when I am suddenly grabbed and pulled into a side alley. As I am trying to get my bearing and process what just happened, I hear the town guards rush down past continuing down the main street, shouting and eager in their pursuit, completely missing me in the side alley.
As I get up and brush the dirt off my clothes, I look up and start thanking my saviour, but stop mid sentence. I am surprised to find a young girl dressed in a plain tavern wenchs clothes. She just laughs and lets me know that I should be more careful.
I just look at her, kind of dumbfounded, thinking about what to say. Normally I don't have problem talking with lasses, but this one is exceptionally gorgeous. I finally open my mouth to speak, but I am interrupted by my stomach loudly grumbling. Katya just laughed again and told me to follow her. She led me into a tavern, where she gave me food and drink.
We talked for a long time. I found out Katya works at this tavern. She asked about my past and I told her about what led me to this point of my life. She asked what I wanted to do in the future and I told her about my desire to get wealth and live a more comfortable life and about my disagreement with some of the laws. She found that funny and told me that I should first worry about not ending up in jail, but assured me that if I stick with her and listen to her advice I would be fine.
And that is how I met Katya. Not sure if I will necessarily listen to her advice, but I am definitely glad I have her in my life.