The next morning I woke to the sound of chirping birds. I sat up and patted the bed next to me expecting to feel Borvir. I didn’t. I looked around the room and froze. I didn’t see him anywhere. I looked under the bed, I even ran out the door and looked in the hallways. I quickly got dressed and ran downstairs and asked the innkeeper if he had seen him. He told me he was sorry. I got angry. Sorry? Was that all that fucker had to say? Sorry!
My stomach jumped into my throat and tears came to my eyes as I ran around the city looking for Borvir. I searched for hours. I finally ran into one of the only city guards I had seen and asked him if he had seen him, tears pouring down my small face. The guard seemed to take pity on me and told me they had seen a party of three or four men leaving town a couple minutes ago with a dog of that description. I smiled and thanked him graciously. I raced to the west entrance of the city and looked around. In the distance I saw three small figures that resembled men walking away. I ran as hard as I could to catch up with them. Did they really have Borvir? Or was this all for nothing? What was I going to do if that was him? I didn’t know how to fight…All I had was my magic.
I finally caught up to them two hours later when they settled to take a break. I took a minute to catch my breath before running up to them. “Hey!” I screamed. They all looked at me. I don’t think they were expecting me to be following them. “That’s my fucking dog you assholes!” Borvir was indeed with them. He was hog tied and had silk rope tied around his muzzle to keep him from making noise. I felt heat rise to my face when I saw him bound. The men laughed at me and the leader got up and walked over to me. He put his foot on my chest and kicked me a little ways back.
“What’re you going to do about it ’ya little goblin?”
That pissed me off. Gnomes HATE goblins, we’re like mortal enemies. So that right there was a big insult. I got up and was immediately met with a fist to the side of my face. I fell to the side and looked up at the man who was now laughing along with his other cohorts. I glared and pointed my finger. The side of his face turned blue and Ice spread across like wildfire. He let out a small yelp as he grabbed at his face. I pulled my five foot quarterstaff off my back and swept his legs out from under him. Two more guys came over and started throwing a flurry of punches and kicks. I managed to let out another spell and the man kicking me in the ribs suddenly got stiff. He looked at me in horror and started running away. The remaining man put his foot on my throat while the last one that was by Borvir walked over with his sword drawn. I put my hands out and choked out one last spell before bright crystalline like missiles shot from my hands and plunged straight into their chests. Blood flew over me as they fell to the ground writhing in pain, eventually either going unconscious or dying…at that point I didn’t care. I got up and spit out the blood that had collected in my mouth. I walked over to the first man and leaned down. I picked up the dagger that he had tried to kill me with earlier and fingered it for a minute before violently slashing his throat with it. I then walked over to Borvir, knife still in hand and cut his bonds. He barked happily and nuzzled me. I broke down and started to cry still holding onto him. He hoisted me onto his back and trotted me into town.
We got back to the inn and trudged up the stairs to my rented room. I had thirty minutes until check out. I got to the door and swung it open. My room had been wrecked! It looked as if a wind elemental had come crashing through! I stood there in awe of the mess that had been made. It was then that I saw my bag laying on the ground. I ran over to it. My money was gone. Nothing else of value had been taken. My food and waterskin was still there along with my book…but my money, the money for food and shelter was gone. I grabbed my bag and roughly threw it on my back. I grabbed Borvirs collar hard and trudged downstairs. “Hey…” I said to the innkeeper behind the desk. He looked up, his face had bored written all over it.
“Oh, you…found your dog did ya?”
“Yeah I did. Somebody stole my money and ransacked my room while I was gone!”
His face stayed the same.
“Sorry miss, not my problem. I’ll have the maid clean it up” He turned around and I stomped off.
That town was fucking unbelievable! I’m never coming here again…and if I do, i’m burning the whole place to the fucking ground.
Borvir and I left out the east gate. I think i’m going to head towards that sand sea that crazy man told me about. But one thing is for sure. Now I know why Humans aren’t to be trusted.