“Hold up for a moment.” The taller man said suddenly. “I think I’ve got a stone in my boot.”
Location… Near the edge of the Neverwood the forest.
"I don't like it," said the small knight "I tell you I don't like it."
"Ah quit your whining." The first one said. "We'll be out of these woods before you know it."
"Says you. For all we know we may never get out and what about your brother. What if he's still following us."
"You let me worry about him. When we get out of these woods we'll head strait to crusader land and collect our reward. With that and the loot we stole we'll be living like kings."
"Well it's enough for me that we're out of dragon lands. I hate dragons. The sooner we get rid of this big lizard the better."
Now the tall knight with the eye patch chuckled. "Of course you would be born into a dragon masters family. How ironic."
"What are you laughing for? That's why you're leaving too isn't it?"
"Oh I don't mind the dragons so much but I didn't have much of a future there with my brother taking all the credit for my work. Luckily for us my brother, cursed be his name, is afraid of these woods and that is why I chose this route."
"Yeah, well it's a shame that his wings were shredded. We could have flown out."
"What! I thought you hated dragons."
"I do. But I am beginning to hate this forest more."
"Well then we best get a move on." the taller man said standing up.
Just then the dragon raised it's head.
"It must smell us!" thought Gib and he may have been right, but judging by the fiery look in the dragon's eye he had more then just Gib on his mind.
Suddenly the dragon charged at the two knights, who both dove to a different side of the road in an attempt to pull the choke collars tight. The dragon was too quick for this, however and grabbed each one of the chains with one of his scaly hands. Then, before anyone could think, the dragon spun quickly, throwing the men into the air.
The tall man with the eye patch flew right over Gib's head and landed in the bushes behind. The smaller man had a better grip on his chain however and landed on the road. He had barely hit the road before the dragon started running, and run he did, dragging the dragon master right over a pitfall and then... Then he was stopped short.
The small knight had managed to keep a hold of his sword though it all and this he had stabbed though a chain link and into the ground, thus bring the dragon to a quick halt. Now the dragon lay there, gasping for air.
"Why you filthy little .." The scarred knight was up again and he was furious. Cursing, he ran at the dragon. Gib had never been too fond of dragons but he couldn't help feeling sorry as he watched the knight beat the dragon unmercifully with his sword.
Just then he was startled by a noise behind him. He whirled around just in time to block a sword blow with his staff. It was the leader.
"Hold, Marus. To me. We are ambushed." he cried. Gib looked about franticly. Where was Grizzle? This wasn't the first time the bear had wandered off. Of course the animals weren't Gib's pets and could do what they liked. The bear must have wandered off while Gib wasn't paying attention.
"Why did he have to go looking for berries now?" Gib thought. The dragon master delt another blow which was barely turned aside by Gib. He never had been much of a fighter and since he had been caught in his hiding place he already had the disadvantage of being down on his back. Still, his was made of ironwood and didn't break. Then there were two of them. The smaller man had come to help his partner and Gib knew that he couldn't fight them both.
Let us stop for a moment and ponder the signiture...
Ok, enough of that!