The utter lack of light was making me uneasy. It reminded me of being in Aro’s dungeon. But then I felt Master’s arms come around me, and I was able to calm myself. I was safe. With my Master.
Instead of wrapping around me, his arms only touched my sides. “Put your arms in front of you and take my hands, Isabella,” he instructed.
Blindly, I reached out using what I could feel as a guide. It took some work, but eventually I found his hands and laced my fingers with his.
Master’s hold was firm. “We are going to walk together. It isn’t far, and I’ve got you so you won’t fall. Take your time and try to feel what is under your feet.”
I wasn’t sure I could do this, but I was willing to try. He wouldn’t let me fall.
I lifted my right foot cautiously and moved it forward. The ground was farther away than what it seemed without the blindfold.
My next step was just as unsure, as was the one following. I had no idea how long it was until he finally told me to stop. But even though we were no longer moving, he made no move to take the covering from my eyes.