GFL – Page 0028
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. THE PIT OF DESPAIR– DAY
Four troll warriors look down at the powerless Benny and Richard.
Benny paces in circles around Richard, who sits crosslegged on the ground of the Pit of Despair.
Benny kicks his boney butt.
Stop being so calm. It’s annoying.
I met a monk once who taught me to appreciate patience. And dark chocolate. He called dark chocolate his soul food.
Through the eye cavity of the Stoll husk Krunch pilots like a meat jaeger, the minitaur closes in on the guards.
The four trolls watch their Lord shamble up to them, folding in on himself like a licensed Stoll candle that’s been used a few times. None the wiser, the guards bow to their Lord.
Fetch me our prisoners.
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
Yes Lord Stoll!
Three of the trolls jump down into the Pit of Despair. One lifts up Richard. The redeemer remains cross-legged and meditative even as he’s passed from troll to troll. The other two corner Benny.
Benny takes up a defensive posture, but without her magic or her staff, she’s helpless as the two trolls grab her and hoist her up.
50 yards away, Cale watches from behind cover, bow at the ready. When the casters are out of the Pit, he reaches for an arrow.
The Captain of the Guard lends a hand to the three trolls in the Pit of Despair. Suddenly, his eyes go wide and his pupils disappear. The troll he was helping up falls backwards, pulling the Captain’s limp body down with him.
Two trolls find an arrow lodged into the back of the Captain of Guard’s dead head. The third looks up at whatever’s casting that goateed-elf-shaped shadow.
It’s Cale. And he’s ecstatic.
Gurgled grunts of “Aaargh” and “Urk” echo from the Pit of Despair as Cale pelts the helpless guards with arrows.
Benny turns to Krunch.
Cale is still shooting. Richard peaks into the Pit of Despair.
Yep. Have been for a while. I LOVE these troll crafted arrows.
Cale keeps shooting.
Original: LFG Page 28
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