Copyright, Prudence MacLeod, September 28 / 2007
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In the Beginning
Maloy slunk down the steps of the cathedral, holding his robes tightly about him. A snarl curved his lip as he once again thought of those who had whipped him. Whipped him until he confessed his sin and repented. In truth, Maloy had still lied and he repented nothing. They would pay for their savage suppression of him and his skills. Their time would soon be upon them.
“The way lies to the north,” whispered a sinister voice in his mind. Obediently he turned his steps north. Everything he would need was in the pack over his shoulder. Without a moment's hesitation Maloy left the monastery and the monks behind. He would slave for them no longer.