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Since I sort of left y’all hanging last week, with Arryk about to go over the side of the sinking ship, it seemed only fair to let you know what happened next. Unlike most of his soldiers, Arryk is able to swim, so he manages to get to shore eventually, and drags along someone’s unconscious body while he’s at it. Edited for clarity.
Arryk lay on the beach, waves washing over his legs. He was so stiff he could hardly move, but knew he had to before he froze to death. That would be more embarrassing than drowning.
As it got light, he could see horses and soldiers wandering about the rocky beach, although corpses of both lay everywhere. When he dragged himself to his feet a sharp wind hit him and he realized his clothes were still soaked.
He heard a moan nearby and saw Magnus, the young soldier who’d pushed him overboard.
“Are you all right?” Arryk asked, bending down to him.
Magnus rolled onto his back, his eyes blinking open, and said,. “You saved my life, Your Highness.”
“You saved mine first, giving me that shove,” Arryk said grinning down at him.
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