When Theo woke up it had stopped raining.
For a minute he thought he was back at the barracks. It was a quiet Sunday morning and he wasn’t working on shift, everyone else had cleared off and he was sleeping in. He got to wake up naturally, peacefully, without the clang of the bell alarm chiming in his ear.
He focused slightly as a faint, piercing shriek resonated through his ears. Theo squinted, staring up at the ceiling. He wasn’t in the barracks.
No, he knew where he was. He sat up, squinting out the window by his bed that spilled sunlight over the room. He heard the shriek again, looked out and saw the edge of a shadow glide across the sky.
livin life on the edge
“I hear he’s a witch.”
The peach’s skin broke as he sliced into it with a paring knife, sticky juice spilling onto his fingers. Theo didn’t look up. He cut away a slice of tender flesh, peeling off the fuzzy skin. “Yeah?” he asked. “Why are they saying that?”
Hodger wasn’t a reliable source. None of the soldiers at their level could be considered reliable sources. It was all gossip mongers down here in the mess hall, recruits who knew their orders and not much else. They could guard the prison and do their jobs well, but when it came to acutal facts, Theo was having trouble getting a proper answer out of anyone.
He had a few good questions too, questions about a particular assignment that he had just received. He had gotten a letter regarding special guard service on the other side of the kingdom that very morning. A six month assignment, a reward for a good job done at his regular service duty. That sort of thing.
Theo knew nothing about the assignment. He knew nothing about the prisoner either. But a witch…
Me and Hazel can’t speak a word of Spanish.
ARH’s scanlation is done by a Spanish-fluent gentleman called Danny, who works on scanlations in his spare time. Which is very cool of him :>
PERFECT WOW UGH HAZEL 11/10
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!
There’s a pretty good chance I won’t finish this.
edit: egads pls open this in a new window because tumblr makes it look terrible.
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