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This week we are following Chris as he gets deeper into the tormented underbelly of Lollardum. I am moving beyond the basement of horrors (don’t worry for those who want to know more, we are not done with it yet). He does get out safely (this time). The following is a scene involving Chris and the man who paid him to steal the Mage relic from the cathedral at the beginning of the novel. He enters Lord Sexton’s office. (note: edited to fit guidelines and to get to the ‘good parts’).
Chris tossed the satchel on the polished desk, slumping in the chair without waiting for permission. Lord Sexton adjusted his wire-framed glasses before pulling out the wrapped artefact, gazing at it with hungry wolfish eyes.
“I was surprised to hear the cathedral was set on fire and destroyed. I am honoured you would go to such extremes for the cause.”
“And here I thought my ego was big.” Chris joked, “I will do many things, but I’m not about to set fires putting people’s lives in danger. There’re enough folks out there who will kill ya, I don’t need to add to it.
“You don’t believe in killing people? Not even murderers or criminals?”
He fidgeted in the chair, the unsettling turn of the conversation was unorthodox, even for him.
Looks like Chris is meeting a lot of interesting people lately. I think for next week I will put Chris on hold and introduce one of the other main characters. I do love Chris but I must continue to weave the web this story demands. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a great weekend.