GFL – Page 0061
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. THE CITY OF KETHENECIA – DAY
Cale turns to face the mysterious speaker with a familiar voice. And by “face him” I mean in mortal combat, drawing his swords and lunging.
Tavor, with a silver streak in his grey hair that absolutely works for him, anticipated Cale’s reaction. He parries his strike with his own drawn swords.
The pair of elves lean into one another, teeth gritted.
I swore that you would pay for not falling for my betrayal.
Yes, with your dying breath. Or was even that a lie?
Krunch hops onto Cale’s shoulder, getting a closer look at Tavor.
Some oaths transcend all, elf.
Richard perks up.
Are you… undead?
Tavor, still leaning with his swords against Cale’s, casts Richard a sideways glance.
That would be spoiling it.
Oh no, you don’t drop a bombshell like “I mysteriously showed up when I should be dead in at least two different ways, and have no business being on this continent either way,” and get a pass. Are you undead?
And how are you here?
Actually, I had follow up q-
You could say… destiny.
Cale relaxes his posture, keeping his swords up defensively.
How do you mean?
Before we get to that, can I ask my-
Let me show you.
Cale’s wide eyes follow Tavor’s gaze to a corner of the city. Whatever Tavor’s looking at is blocked by a wall. And their swords, which are still interlocked.
As soon as you lower your swords.
So… I don’t see this ending any time soon.
Both elves remain locked in battle, each man’s swords their only defense against a deadly strike from the other. Clearly, this is in spite of themselves.
Original: LFG Page 62
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