Blood poured grotesquely from a wound on a hardened warrior as he fell to the ground. The cloaked man deftly stepped over him and dodged a blow from a double-bladed axe. A bearded warrior who was a good five inches taller than his opponent looked at the shadowy figure in glee.
“I see my job is almost already done!” he spat maliciously as he stared at the cloaked man’s missing arm. While he gloated over his small opponent, the cloaked man kicked him in the stomach, throwing him back a few feet. Snarling in anger, the bearded warrior charged at him as his opponent held his sword to his chest and took a deep breath.
Everything around him slowed as he reminisced about a day but six months ago. It was the kind of morning where even the wolves huddle together in their dens from warmth. To the chagrin of the poor man, however, he could only pull his rags closer together.
While he was rubbing his one hand on his leg to warm himself, a young woman about his age passed by wrapped comfortably in thick furs. Looking at the person who was more rags and bones than human, she stopped and inquired, “You look cold, do you have a place to stay?”
He stared at her with a look of shock, “If I had a place to stay I would be there.”
“I guess that is obvious,” she replied quietly. “I shouldn’t do this, but you can come to my brother’s estate. This is not charity, and I will expect you to help our other servants in their duties. What is your name?”
We both changed so much, Trek thought to himself as he dodged the tip of the axe blade. The warrior charged him ferociously swinging left and right. Trek flawlessly dodged every attack as fast as an arrow. However, he quickly became tired of the dodging game and ran up the side of a nearby wall and sliced the warriors head off.
As he rose, a soldier of the city came to him and yelled breathlessly, “Thank you for the help!” Suddenly he froze and stared at Trek. “You’re the guy who killed that woman who owned the estate!”
The next part will come out soon. What will happen? Who knows. Heck, I don’t even know yet.