After the fight upstairs, I went down the rope to tell Buzz what had happened. I’m not real good when it comes to climbing and I got tangled, slipped and knocked myself out. Buzz told me later that he went to tell the others and found a fight going on.
“I came through the curtains and there was everybody. This door was open and there were swinging swords in the doorway. It was a pretty sweet little trap. Any other time and I would have been studying it. You know, to understand how to disarm it.
Myntilly was laying on the ground. She’d poked the door open with her staff. I saw Acgar bleeding. I guessed that she’d opened the door the first time. I wish I’d been there, you know? I’m still not too bad with picking a lock….. For a good cause.”
I patted his arm. “I know that you’re a good man, er elf. It’s written on your face. But tell me, how’d the fire start? I woke up downstairs as something brushed past me. I smelled smoke and suddenly there you were. What happened?”
“Ian. That little dude, he’s a bad ass. Where’d he get a necklace of fireballs? He crouched down and tossed a fireball into the room. That place caught fire like, like I don’t know. Like a woodshed or something.
And suddenly some crazy minotaur is coming at us! He totally tossed Ian aside like a rucksack. It was pretty awesome. I wish I was that strong. I think I could build up to that, you know? I mean elves aren’t know for their brawn, but….” I gave him a dirty look.
“Right, back to the story. So he tosses Ian aside, right? And then he lowers his horns like, like a bull! And he runs right at Acgar. He gored her with those massive horns. It was wild. Before anyone could even move, he’d run past her and took a swipe at Sadi.
Brus tried to take him on. Now that was something to see. I swear those two were matched in size and strength. He got some good hits in, but that minotaur, nothing slowed him down. Myntilly threw a couple of spells at him — sound lance was one. And the fire is just raging around us. Mister Minotaur got smart and shot through a window and escaped. Again, an awesome move. I wish I could pull it off.
So we got the fire under control and then, yeah serious bummer, we discover that one of the bodies is the Mayor.
He had this charred note in his hand. We were all like ‘No way! We killed the Mayor!?’
But then you know the rest. We found the nearest pawn shop. Sold everything to get the cash to bring back the Mayor. What a pain, right?”
“Yeah! There goes my warg pup, huh? Now I don’t have the money to buy him.”
We sat in silence for a moment. “I’m sorry I missed the fight. It sounds like you did a great job. Thank you for being there.” Buzz blushed a little. “It was nothing. But I can’t wait to fight that minotaur again!”
I smiled. “Something tells me that you’ll get your wish.”
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