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Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'Well, we're in the middle of drawing up the training scedules for the autumn at the moment,' I said, 'and he said that he'd finished them. So I had a look over them, and realised that he'd missed out several of the groups - all of the Lieutenants, and some of the others. I almost hit my head on the wall.'

6/18/2011 #301
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Almost?" I said. "Isn't it just last week that he gave directions for a patrol to go east - into the Sea of Saere?"

6/18/2011 #302
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'Yes,' I sighed. 'Most of the time, instead of listening to him talking, I try and work out how many times his mother dropped him on his head as a baby.'

6/18/2011 #303
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Well, it's good to know that you've got the Kingdom's best interests at heart," I said with a straight face.

6/18/2011 #304
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

I laughed. 'Well, he's got such an annoying voice that it's practically impossible to do any actual work while he's wittering on about something that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.'

6/18/2011 #305
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"I guess so," I said. "As for the recruits - are they all corrupt, hulking bullies? Or do you have some actual soldiers among them?"

6/18/2011 #306
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'Actually, I think there might be a couple decent ones this time,' I said. 'Not many, but it looks like a better bunch than the last lot. Only marginally, mind you.'

6/18/2011 #307
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Great," I sighed. "Looks like the city's not getting better any time soon."

6/18/2011 #308
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'Nope,' I agreed. 'But then again, it's been like that for ages.'

6/18/2011 #309
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"That doesn't mean it's all right," I pointed out.

6/18/2011 #310
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'I never said it was,' I said, shrugging.

6/18/2011 #311
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"And you still won't do anything about it," I said.

6/18/2011 #312
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

I sighed. 'Darod, you know I can't do anything major about it. If I do, I'll just lose my job, and then I won't be able to do anything at all.'

6/18/2011 #313
Sanaryelle

Darod-

I was quiet for a moment. "You're right," I admitted. "But the Clayr should step in, or the Abhorsen. They're the only ones who can do anything about this."

6/18/2011 #314
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'I know,' I said. 'But how do you even go about suggesting it, without committing treason?'

6/18/2011 #315
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Maybe we can find someone who's willing to take the risk," I said.

6/18/2011 #316
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'The thing is, almost all the guards are so stupid, that they'd end up taking any messages I give them straight to the Captain - who would probably then take them to the King, because he can't read them himself.'

6/18/2011 #317
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Someone outside the city, then?" I suggested. "Do you know anybody?"

6/18/2011 #318
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'Nobody who'd be willing to take a risk like that,' I said.

6/18/2011 #319
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"So we just have to put up with it, then," I said flatly. I shook my head slightly. "I hardly recognize Belisaere now. I heard guards taking food from a woman coming home from market just because they wanted a snack."

6/18/2011 #320
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'So did I,' I sighed. 'The Captain had a go at them for that - but only because they didn't save any of the food for him.'

6/18/2011 #321
Sanaryelle

Darod-

My jaw clenched relfexively. "This cannot go on," I said. "You know that."

6/18/2011 #322
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'I do,' I agreed. 'But I don't know what we can do to sort it out.'

6/18/2011 #323
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"There are... people, in the city, who have some ideas," I said cautiously.

6/18/2011 #324
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'There are?' I asked, interested. I glanced at the door, and then cast a silencing spell so no-one could overhear us. 'Who? And what are these ideas?'

6/18/2011 #325
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Do I have your word that this won't leave the room?" I asked.

6/18/2011 #326
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

I nodded. 'You do.'

6/18/2011 #327
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"I don't know how many there are," I said, "but I've been hearing - things. From my boss - the fletcher, Reth. And his friends."

6/18/2011 #328
Fishy Biscuits

~Aedyn~

'What things?' I asked, leaning forwards in interest.

6/18/2011 #329
Sanaryelle

Darod-

"Several," I said. "Talk about guard patrols, and the Palace defences, and armaments. They don't say the word, but it sounds like rebellion."

6/18/2011 #330
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