The good life. [Skidway - Open] Feb 2, 2014 2:04:22 GMT
Post by Jack on Feb 2, 2014 2:04:22 GMT
Luther Family Blacksmith Shop - Skidway, The Roughs
The sound of hammer and strength, tools in sync, a gentle rhythm. Boom, boom, tink. Boom, boom, tink. The sweltering heat pouring out the front doorway of the building. Bending light in small wisps, like a desert mirage. Loud voices could be heard. "Might wanna step back!" A deeper voice sounded out. "When this hits the water their is gonna be steam." "Oh ok." A second voice spoke. The Luther brothers hard at work. Abe for the last several years had his brother lending him a hand. But only now was Abe beginning to teach him the finer points of the process. Abe's much younger brother was always curious, getting in the way as well. But he was helpful.
"Ok, take those shovels out to the shop." Abe said speaking to his brother once more. "Should fetch a good price. especially when the prospectors pass through town." His brother nodded and did as he was told. He respected Abe, was thankful to him for taking over the business. Keeping food on the table. The sorts of things a father would normally done.
Abe smiled to his brother as he grabbed the shovels and bolted out the door. "That boy, always in a hurry." Abe chuckled to himself.
Times were always getting better in the town of Skidway. Little to no crime other then off in the fringes. Clean streets, good people. It had been a good place for his younger brothers and sisters to grow up. In his youth his father and mother moved around quite a bit. It wasn't until after they had their second child Abe's sister that they started looking for a place to settle down. And Skidway was as good a place as any. Actually even better then most. It was a good town.
The sounds of footsteps could be heard outside in the loose rock. Abe needed some fresh air and a break from the heat anyway. Stepping out the large double doors of his families blacksmith storefront Abe took a look.
"Fine Day. How can I help you?" Abe said as he walked outside.