Glad you could join us for the next planned episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…
Sirehta and his companions escorted the General’s prisoners to the tunnel entrance west of the base. As grateful citizens, they disappeared one by one into the dark to return to freedom.
“What of Sini?” Sirehta asked his brother who had kept watch over her.
“She is a fierce ally. She did not need my help.”
King Arnie and the Knights of Service had led Bog’s army up the western border of The Arids, setting up outposts along the way. They had taken a handful of Arids’ troops prisoner, but no one assumed Bog’s presence was unknown to the General.
A Runner found the King at the northern end of the border.
“Your Greatness, Queen Lilian sends word that her forces are on their way both west and north. One company should arrive here by morning.”
“Thank you,” the King said, but the Runner didn’t leave. “Is there something else?”
“Sir, I apologize, but I took it upon myself to seek out news from General Hai’s headquarters. There’s been a disturbance. He ordered an immediate attack, and his army’s on the move north.”
A gleam that might have been the reflection of sunrise’s first rays lit King Arnie’s eyes. “Then it’s a good thing we’re here.”
To be continued. . .