GFL – Page 0025
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.
EXT. FOREST – DAY
Trolls Tim and Styx flank Cale, Krunch, and Fitch as they escourt them to their lord.
Despite being as tall as Cale when the elf is on his back, Krunch drags his unconscious ally.
Why we let them live?
They may be of use to us.
Tiny bull man,
Their destinies are out of our hands. Only Lord Stoll decides who lives and who dies.
Cale’s eye crack open.
What about him?
Betray the gnome.
Fitch, the gnome in question, turns to see if he heard Cale right. He stumbles backwards, wide-eyed, when Krunch leaps. But he watches with a raised bushy eyebrow when the minitaur’s jump goes wide.
Krunch ricochets off of Styx, snatching the troll’s spear. Riding it like a witch on a broom stick, Krunch drives the spear head, shaft, and rider through Fitch’s chest.
Tim drops his jaw as a bloodsoaked Krunch emerges from the gnome’s exit hole, and Fitch falls face first to the ground.
You killed him. With one clean stab through the chest, that gnome is dead.
Why you kill gnome?
Cale harnesses the energy to rise up to one knee.
We were tired of the lies.
The gnomes hired us to help them betray the trolls and break up the gnome/troll alliance.
They suspected you would do so first.
Interesting. I will pas on this turn of events to Lord Stoll.
Nicely done, Pinky. I like it.
Fitch, meanwhile, does and says nothing. He is already dead.
Original: LFG Page 25
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