Ashford wanted to run away, to leave Gaspard Manor and the runes behind him.
But he had nowhere to go. His biological mother couldn’t feed him and his siblings without his help as the heir of Gaspard.
He’d been on his way to being a pretty good thief until his biological father had come for him.
But he couldn’t go back to that. Not now.
Maybe he could be a mercenary.
He’d go see Cole and Lord and Lady Aldarius. They would know what to do.