As I drew this I couldn't help but imagine Alden in this scene...
Turning his head further, Alden stopped at the sight of a mess of short, crimped amber hair dancing wildly in the wind. In the setting sun it glowed like a bush caught aflame. The lower half was woven into a raggedy braid which rested on her chest into a point. Alden’s eyes followed the line down to explore her body’s fit contour. Strong arms held her up as she leaned against the hill. His gaze paused when her short-cut tunic fluttered in the light breeze showing off a set of toned, leather-covered legs. The glimmer of a hidden dagger winked at him. Howling, the wind picked up and the whip of fabric sent Alden’s eyes back up. His partner studied the environment around her with a smile. Kira.
I used Nick Bateman for reference-as usual-and tweaked it ever so slightly to how I see Alden. I'm still amazed how similar he is to how I had envisioned Alden. Fate.