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Spindrift: Part One: Chapter NineChapter Nine: A Centaur Tale for a Captive AudienceSpindrift: Part One: Chapter Nine by Alveric2
I grew up on my grandfather’s farm with my mother and younger brother, Hywel. Our neighbors were the Fleetwyndes, a family of Centaurs. Rory and I were the same age. The second brother, Patrick, was a couple of years younger. We were all pretty close. They would even let us ride on their backs, which, if you know ‘Taurs, they rarely allow. Hunting, hiking, camping; we did it all together.
One spring, when I was fifteen, we were walking home from school and Rory showed me a key.
“What’s that?” I asked.
“A key, Rhodri.”
“I can see that! A key to what?”
“Paradise.” He grinned wickedly and swished his tail.
I stopped and gave him a skeptical look. “What are you at, Rory?”
He stopped, looked around to see if anyone might hear, put a hand on my shoulder and then bent down to where he could whisper i
Spindrift: Part One: Chapter EightChapter Eight: The King’s MenSpindrift: Part One: Chapter Eight by Alveric2
I sent the merchants home. Most would have probably gone with me right away, if I’d suggested marching on the palace. A dozen or so poorly armed, middle aged men, however, were not my idea of a force fit to challenge whatever might await there. Instead, I sent them home to recruit their kin, employees, friends, neighbors and whoever they might find willing to risk all to save all.
I was taking a chance, of course. Some, once away from their peers, might decide that sitting things out might be the wiser path. Worse yet, there could also be in that number a quisling or ephialtes. It was a chance I had to take.
I had Reden draw me a map, as near as he could remember of the water-tunnel system between his warehouse and the palace and mark the point where all the different parties should meet. I memorized it and then disposed of it. He urged me to come with him, but I was determined to find my f
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