Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Page 177

“Don’t be stupid,” said Gerald. “The others won’t come to your aid. And neither will I.”

Roman’s eyes narrowed. “What?”

“The opponent is Abolish. You think killing two of their members will make them give up?”

“It will,” said Roman. “Think about it, Gerald. They only sent two servants. Atreya obviously isn’t a priority for them. They’re busy waging, what, three different wars? More? We don’t have to win. We just have to make conquering us more trouble than it’s worth.”

Gerald shook his head. “Foolishness. We don’t know how valuable they deem this country. If they believe it could be of real strategic value in winning one of those wars you mentioned, then killing the ones already here will just make them send stronger people to deal with us. Imagine if they send Ivan or Dunhouser or Jercash or any of a dozen others. Forget about causing trouble. We wouldn’t even be able to run away.”

Roman furrowed his brow. “If we do nothing, they’ll destroy Atreya.”

“All the more reason to leave the country.”

The Queen had been watching quietly. “Please,” she said. “I assure you that your assistance would not go unrewarded.”

Gerald smirked. “You don’t even know who we are, do you, Your Majesty?”

She merely eyed him stolidly.

“I’m a smuggler. The best one you’ll ever meet.” He pointed to Roman. “This idiot is a thief. Probably the best, also.”

Helen folded her arms. “I believe such transgressions are inconsequential at this point.”

“Indeed,” said Gerald. “But I want you to understand that he and I are greedy bastards and that your offer does not fall on deaf ears. And that I am still not going to help you. If you’re as intelligent as I think you are, Your Majesty, then you’ll take this chance to flee the country, as well.”

“You must not think me very intelligent at all, then.”


  1. "They’re busing waging, what, three different wars?" busing should probably be busy

  2. /thief and a smuggler? How do their powers help with that? Or is that what they just do for pocket money?

    1. It's more a combination of those things.

    2. It all seem kind of fun in the end.

      No Gravatar or am i to blind to see it sitting in the "Reply as" section?

    3. Yeah, it's not there. The default comment system kind of sucks. If the number of people leaving comments keeps growing the way it has been, then I'll probably end up swapping it out for Disqus or something eventually.

  3. I have a user for Disqus but having already made myself known as ALLxISxGONE, I think i would just be embarrassing myself by using that account even though no one knows who i really am... it would still be embarrassing

    1. You wouldn't be able to comment anonymously? Or just make a new account with them?

      I haven't really looked into it yet. I'm not in a hurry to change things, as I'm sure it's going to be a gigantic pain in the ass.

    2. I hate making more than one account for a site, and i can understand why you would put it off, though personally im just lazy and procrastinate on anything that's a pain in the ass.

  4. Oh that's why the comments from a year ago are kinda weird...

  5. Jeez, so there's way more people to worry bout than just what Garovel told Hector...