Treason for Fun and Profit

Avatar Author: Robert Quick A no-name, aspiring author who can't stop writing. Looking ahead, he strives for perfection. Shackled by various forms of entertainment, he dreams of success. Most stories here are an invitation to YOU, to join me in cre... Read Bio

Robert tossed the message into the fire with disgust. He had read the orders a dozen times in growing disbelief but the words never changed. The court was going to lose two of its most prominent knights after dinner. While he admitted to being a mite reclusive and not prone to carousing in public, Robert had fought at the side of both knights- and so had the King! They were unflinching in their support and couldn’t possibly be traitors… could they?

He sighed. There was much to think on. Perhaps sharing his doubts with another would provide some much needed clarity. If he could figure out a way to save Sir Bic and Sir Jon by proving their innocence, he… yes- plans had to be made. Careful plans.

A three prong approach would be best, starting with a discussion with the magician known by numerals rather than a proper name, then a plea to Lady Elshanor, followed by a back up plan with the unprounceable architect just in case.

It looked like tonight would be a delicate, dangerous game, but oh the rewards!

View this story's details


Comments (4 so far!)

Average Reader Rating

  1. Avatar August 2nd

    Was that a dagger which you saw before you, the handle toward your hand? Apparently so. Well done!

    P.S. “Architect” hath not the plethora of aitches which you ascribe to it.

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    Well then I’ll just have to petition the king to increase the number of h’s. What’s that? You’re the king? Nevermind… fixed.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    That was hilarious. I’m guessing who most of the people are, but I love the whole thoughtful serious tone you invoked here, like something straight out of a very dramatic period piece. For some reason I keep picturing the king from ‘The War of the Roses’, though I may be botching or mangling the title there. Very fun stuff.

  4. Avatar 32 ^2

    When was I made a part of this? I’m honored.

Inspired by

It was intolerable, one of his “loyal” knights suggesting that he, the King, would consider accepting the responsibilities of a m...

The King by August 2nd