For the Love of God
by Michelle Sagara
A short story of 4.5k words
A young Henry. A young Thomas of London. One, by politics, determination, and birth, the King, and one, a commoner, and outsider at Court. We know how their friendship played out, in the end: with the murder of Thomas Beket.
But where would the friendship have ended had the murder not occurred, had there been no death in the cathedral?