barely an adult, but seems a bit older
Twin brother to Piper, Fenley left his family and their Inn at the age of seven for an apprenticeship in carpentry in Trestlebridge, choosing a life of hard labor for reasons that he has never made clear to anyone else; it certainly didn't fit his wiry frame or his interest in being a lettered man (nor the airs he sometimes puts on about the latter). Perhaps he simply felt a need to get away from his family, and took the first opportunity that came up.
If he regretted that distance when a tragic fire took his parents and nearly destroyed the Inn, he showed no sign of it. His aloof indifference, however, did not go so far as to make him stay away at such a time of need. His skills in carpentry proved valuable when he returned for a short time to help rebuild the Inn and get it into working order. He and Piper grew somewhat close in that shared grief and struggle, despite his tendency to mock and tease her (and be teased in return). But his aloofness reasserted itself as the work finished; to her surprise, perhaps, he ceded his half of the Inn to her and returned to Trestlebridge to continue his work there.
Work that has completed, apparently, as he has recently written to Piper of his intent to return to Bree.
elegance, beauty, art, music, dance, merriment, a warm smile
indignity, being cheated, unearned awards