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Continuing from Disturbed Magic (until or unless a better title comes along) and picking up with the aftermath from last week’s post, in which a group of half a dozen guards from a merchant caravan were harassing a woman in an alley and somewhat recklessly challenged Kel to make them stop. Kel is now trying to assure the woman that she is in no danger.
“You – You’re not just a warrior,” she said, staring at the bodies.
Kel shrugged. “A very well trained warrior, then.”
She pulled her gaze away from the bodies to study her rescuer. Kel was young and slender, with a graceful, almost delicate, build; long blond hair was pulled back in a tight warrior’s braid, and a simple blue leather band encircled his head. Loose fitting dark blue trousers were tucked into black boots, and the dark blue leather tabard worn over a lighter blue shirt was devoid of any insignia, marking the warrior as a Free Blade, a sword for hire. For a moment she was almost afraid again, but the gentle warmth in Kel’s voice and the humor and compassion in his blue eyes won out.