Captain Drake had looked at him curiously. "You have never disobeyed my orders before, Gronan. What makes you question them now?"
On Gronan's mind had been his distrust of Robilar. This whole business of having spotted adventurers in the woods that no one else had observed just rang false to him and Gronan was sure that Robilar was up to something. But Drake trusted Robilar too much for Gronan to bring up any of this without proof. So instead Gronan talked tactics for awhile, ending with, "What Robilar saw could have been intended to draw us out of the fort so the fort could be attacked from the opposite side. With your leave, I would reposition some of our remaining men there."
Drake nodded through it all. "That seems a reasonable request," he had said at last. "Granted."
But that was then. Now Gronan came running up into the midst of Drake and his men, panting and out of breath. Gronan fell forward onto his knees, while catching his breath, but Drake was impatient for an explantion...
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