I blushed bright scarlet. I was getting carried away again.
"Now then," the girl continued, "Are you actually going to tell me your name? I suppose I can introduce myself first. I'm Jade,"
"I'm Joe," I said, charmed.
It was not only the prettiness I liked of this Jade, but her confidence. Oh, and her smile.
She grinned at me. "Hi, Joe. So how long have you been in this village?"
"Over two years now, I guess,"
"Do you know," she whispered, "The story of Juniver Scangerel the Marauder?"