Friday, September 16, 2011

Sally, Part 20

1.  I found an awesome new game last night to be obsessed with. Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning
2.  The swing my daughter falls to sleep in.
3.  The sleep I get when my daughter is asleep.

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You'll need to read Part 19 for this post to make much sense. 

Swords met, guns fired, and in the middle of it all stood Golnar swinging his battle ax at all who came within distance.  The attack was an overwhelming success, with some of the boarders diving into the water to escape the wrath of The Butcher and his crew.

The Crew cheered and danced in the glow of their overwhelming victory.  All except for Stacey.  As lucky as he'd been, he hadn't really done much but scare.  Most pirates hadn't even dropped by the time he ran out onto the scene and were able to get away from his knives.  Stacey was only able to catch up to one pirate, and he'd done just what he was supposed to do.  He chopped into the base of the pirate's neck with his cleaver.  The pirate had fallen quickly and had barely even made a noise, but after dropping to his knees, he fell backwards and revealed his face to Stacey.  He couldn't have been older than fifteen, very much an adult by that world's standards, but still too young to die.  The Demonic Butcher fell with him in the midst of clashing swords and exploding flints, he fell and held the boy's head in his hands.

Battles end quickly, so none of the pirates saw any of this transpire, no one did, except for Mattias.  All the while, he'd been swinging his sword and looking at Stacey.  He wondered if Stacey would even be able to catch up to any pirates.  Mattias hoped he wouldn't.  But when he did, Mattias knew where he would need to be once this was all over:  with Stacey.

The cheering was silenced by the roar of another cannon.  The pirate ship had more than a boarding party and was now ready to contend with Mattias and Crew over the sea until Mattias surrendered or drowned.