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Tuesday, April 14

Serpentine Path: Part 8 – The Decision

Calactyte was led to a prison cell. To his surprise, Kham was waiting for him in the cell.

“Stay alert, Yardan,” muttered the first patrolmen who had provoked Calactyte. “We’ll keep both of these traitors here until the general is ready to question them.”

Calactyte’s axe, Kham’s scimitar Talon, and his pistols were all neatly lined up on the far wall, out of reach from the prison cell. The other guardsmen marched out after shooting dirty looks and muttering curses. That just left Yardan.

“What are you doing here?” asked Cal.

“Long story.” Kham lounged on the cell’s one pallet as if it were a cushioned sofa.

Calactyte slumped to the ground. “They don’t like me.”

“True,” said Kham. “But then, you’re pretty scary looking.” [MORE]

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