Darcie knew she was taking a big risk when she slipped unnoticed into her mother's room and removed the violin from its case on the shelf. If her father caught her she would be punished severely. Running from the city walls, she stopped on the stone bench near the grove of trees where her mother used to take her as a child. Darcie's mother had disappeared one day; the townsfolk said she had run off with the horseman, a handsome young man who was known to charm the ladies. Darcie's father had forbidden her to ever play the violin again, since it was her mother who had taught her. But music was the only connection she still had to her mother, and Darcie somehow believed that if she played the violin the music would draw her mother home.
I'm linking up with Sunday Scribblings where the prompt this week is "risk".