GFL – Page 0020
Grouping For Looks is a page-by-page retelling of the Looking For Group saga through the lens of a mirror universe where Cale is a goateed tyrant and Richard is a holy soul trying to set him on a good path.
INT. MOUNTAIN – MECHASTONE – DAY
Chief Engineer Toyk sweats on his throne, surrounded deadly enemies and impotent allies. Cale holds a sword to Toyk’s throat.
If you kill me, you’ll never learn where the troll camp is.
Are your officers so stupid that not one of them could tell me in exchange for his life.
Toyk eyes his officers nervously.
A gnome officer scoffs at his superior’s words. A fellow officer elbows him in the side, and he finally gets why Toyk insulted him.
We should just butcher the remainder of the gnomes until one of them talks.
That might get you the location of the troll camp, but not what you truly seek.
You know where the Sword of Truth is?
So torture him until he tells us.
I know where the trolls are, I know where the Sword of Truth is, aren’t you worried about what other answers you might lose to questions you don’t yet know you have?
Benny, Krunch, and Cale exchange glances.
As long as you continue to be useful, you and your gnomes can live.
Benny, Krunch, and Cale turn to Richard, who has wrapped every other gnome in the room in pillows.
I really thought this was going to end with more gnomicide. Especially him.
Richard points at the gnome officer who scoffed earlier. The expression on everyone’s face shows they agree they are surprised he’s still alive.
Original: LFG Page 20
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