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From Hammer of the Gods: Last week, Anton got knocked on the head while checking on his horse mid-battle. He woke up as a prisoner, freaking out because his horse is missing and so is the count. As if that weren’t bad enough, he’s just learned that if he wants to live, he has to fight for the enemy. Edited from the published version:
“Name?” the big man asked, looking Anton up and down with a critical eye.
“Er,” Anton realized at that moment he shouldn’t give his real name.
“Name!” the man barked, “Or are you one of them idiots? Them are the ones what dig privy trenches.”
“Oh, er, no,” Anton said, his tongue getting in his way, “Beran; my name is Anton Beran.”
“Moraltan,” the man grumbled, “troublemaker most like. Age?”
“Sixteen,” this lie came more easily since Anton used it on a regular basis.
“Doubt that,” the man grumbled, “and skinny as a beanpole too; but you’re tall, and might yet get stronger if you’re dragging a pike all day.”
And with that, Anton joins the horrible Teodora’s army- which is awful for him- and as a lowly infantryman, which might be worse- for his pride at least.
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