|“||I’m getting to like you, boy.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
In a clearing atop a cliff, Colonel West huddles frozen with cold at a rare break in Threetrees' relentless pace. Pike points to the Northmen to indicate that some decision has been made. West struggles over to the huddle, and Threetrees tells him that The Dogman has spotted a dozen of Bethod’s scouts. They’ve decided to fight, needing the provisions the scouts have; weapons, food, and gear. Everyone will be needed. West begs for them to leave Ladisla, the Prince can’t be risked and anyway he’d only get in the way. Threetrees reluctantly agrees to leave him with Cathil.
Threetrees lays out the plan for the group. West and Black Dow sneak around the back of the scouts. The fear and cold are almost overwhelming him, and Dow won’t have it. He slaps West again and again, bring out his anger and rage. Just then the signal is given, and both of them are off like a shot. In the heat of battle, a man grabs West and they grapple. Unable to get free, West bites the attacker, ripping and tearing at his nose and face. When the battle is over, everyone stares at West covered with blood in shocked. Dow chuckles and gives him a Name; Furious.
Remembering the Prince, the Colonel sprints back to where they left him. As they approach, West hears a woman’s scream. Fearing the worst, he breaks into the clearing and he finds Ladisla trying to force himself on Cathil, her trousers around her ankles. Without any rage, just a cold calculating will, West pushes Ladisla off the cliff to his death. Black Dow claps him the on shoulder, offering his approval.1
|Rudd Threetrees||The Dogman|
|Black Dow||Tul Duru Thunderhead|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Angland||The Union||First Northern War||Northmen|
- When Black Dow congratulates your actions, you know you're screwed. Welcome to the Dark Side, West.