Elric arrived back at the town while it was still light out. As he dismounted from the horse he turned and looked at Norman.
“I hope we meet again,” Elric said.
“I as well,” Norman said. “May your friends be generous with their ale, and the women with their tail.”
Elric laughed and waved at Norman. Turning around towards the gate, he did not watch the henchman and his not breathing horse ride back into the woods. The guards at the gate didn’t stop him again, nor did they seem to acknowledge his presence.
Walking to the tavern, Elric hoped they were serving something good tonight. The previous night had been some venison that could have been better. As he got closer he wondered if the food was good tonight as lots of people were …