...omething that, at the time, seemed remarkable. The hard exterior
mental wall melted at the sight of the tiny Ursa. None left the hut without a
smile at the little miracle.Present"Get out!!" Lady Bane yelled,
throwing the flowers back at Igthorn."But... but... my lady!""I said GET OUT!!" Magically
picking the duke up, she tossed him thoroughly out and on his rear.
Unfortunately, no mud puddles were nearby."Um... Dukems?" Toadie slinked
closer cautiously."Oh, why doesn't she return my
love like she does my flowers?" Igthorn moaned, completely lovesick."Dukie? Toadie have something
that'll make you feel better! Faithful ogres returned and not empty handed!"
Cheerily, Toadie waved the two ogres forward.To Igthorn's surprise, one held
that squirming shrimp of a squire from Dunwyn. And wherever he was, the Princess
wasn't too far... "Hm..." A great and evil grin spread quickly across his
mustached face. "Good work, men. An extra swill of sludge for you tonight."The Spinster crawled over,
towering over all. "Oohhhh... A tasty morsel from the past, back again to make
me drool, eh?"Cavin, fear in his eyes at the
sight of the giant spider, cringed and balled up as he hung from the ogre's
grasp.Ah ah ah. Not so fast, web head.
He's mine. Get your own meals. This one's off the menu."Again, saved by the unlikeliest of
... well, Igthorn wasn't an ally. More like a lesser evil. Still, he wouldn't
complain! But he couldn't help but wonder ...