GFL – Page 0071
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. SHACK IN TOWN BORDERING KETHENECIA – THE PAST – DAY
Cale, Benny, Krunch, and Tavor hide in a shadowy shack. The goateed elf peaks out of a separation in the slats of wood trying to pass for a wall.
No sign of the dwarf.
Was killing the old mage a wise move?
He’s a wizard, Benny. Wizards are nothing but trouble.
Speaking of spell casters, have you just written off your redeemer? Hiding from General Breem means hiding from your undead aly.
He’ll be fine.
EXT. TOWN BORDERING KETHENECIA – THE PAST – SAME
A mob, angrily wielding torches and pitchforks (classic mob) surrounds Richard. He’s doing his best to diplomacize the people. But, again, they’re an angry mob. Diplomacy attempts suffer disadvantage, if not autofail.
Go back to whatever hell spawned you, monster!
I assure you, being undead wasn’t my choice. But being a redeemer was. Would you sooner judge a man for his circumstances than his actions?
The Angry Peasant stands between Richard and two arrow-riddled young men bleeding out on the ground. He points at the young men.
Stay away from my sons!
I’m simply trying to help them.
My sons won’t join your zombie horde.
Again, you are prejudging me, based on who you think I am and not anything I’ve done.
Another young man, wielding a torch, sneaks up on Richard.
Die vile creature!
The Young Peasant charges at Richard, torch aloft. Richard spins around to face his assailant. He accidentally elbows the young peasant in the face, sending the boy reeling.
The Young Peasant trips on one of the injured young men’s feet. He lands between them, his torch landing square on his chest. He bursts into flames. As he screams, the terrified injured young men try to scootch away. Their injuries slow them down, and they burst into flames too.
Within seconds, a raging bonfire engulfs the three young men as the crowd watches, dumbfounded.
The Angry Peasant gasps.
Now let’s talk about intent.
Original: LFG Page 71
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