I thank my LadyCibelle and Techsan for their patience, proof reading, editing skills and of course encouragement. I'd also like to add that we don't always see eye to eye, they tell me off sometimes - well quite often really. Anyway I take full responsibility for the content and any cock-ups in this story.
This is a tale I've been playing about with for a couple of years now. I keep returning to it and making little changes. It was written with a view to posting it in serial form and I have not changed it from that profile. The first chapter is a short prologue
Clarification for our friends who are not used to our fuddy duddy old measures. One stone = 14 pounds or 6.35 kilograms, I'll let you do the maths.