Title: In War
Source: 100 Word Challenge – Thin Spiral Notebook
Picture Credit: Throne Room in the Ruins of Lordaeron, from World of Warcraft
Ooh, I might be a bit late for this one (I blame my midterms), but we’ll see. The linky list hasn’t closed! Yet. Another 100 word prompt! I’m hoping to keep this fairly consistent, hopefully not miss too many. Duty is a tricky thing to write, I find. Mainly because the first thing I thought was duty of care, followed by breach of said duty of care, and then how much someone would have to pay in damages… Ahem. So this week, I hope to bring you something less dull.
For those of you who play a certain strategy game, you will recognise this. But otherwise, can be read alone.
The words rang in his head, as he kept guard in isolation. His countrymen, his subjects were on the field – dying, on the whim of a tyrant. No. He is still my father.
His hands trembled at his side. He desperately hoped the rebel leader would die, slain, because he couldn’t bring himself to kill them. How could you kill someone you loved?
There was a thud, and the doors swung open. In they stepped, broken, defiant. He swallowed, and unsheathed his sword, the weight heavier than he remembered it to be.
For my country. For Father.