Differences in The Wandering Inn 2.39
- “I fear I must decline.
I will return to Lady Magnolia’s dwelling soonest,
- but I thank you for the offer.”
“If you set the table I’ll have some food too,
- but Toren shepherded her back into the kitchen.
Relc stared after the girl and scratched his heads,
- looking briefly put out,
- I guess I just don’t pay attention to famous Humans that much.
- I could name a few important adventurers and teams,
Relc looked over and frozen,
- but Klbkch seemed perfectly at ease.
- He seemed puzzled by it,
possibly because he could identify the rich food,
- but he loaded up his plate and took a table away from the others.
- Erin felt a bit smug at that,
but Selys shook his head.
- Rags and the mysterious other Goblin chose a table on the other end of the inn,
away from Rags and the other guests.
- Erin was relieved for that,
The sudden lack hostility nearly made Erin stumble.
- She stared at Relc’s back and then got angry.
“No one’s fighitng anyone.”
- and two pairs of crimson eyes.
Rags stared at Relc coldly,
- and the other Goblin…
- But now both Halrac and Klbkch were blocking Relc’s way,
and Garen was still sitting at the table with Rags.
- She wondered if she could say they were closed.
But then the door opened and Erin froze.
- And then she smiled,
- How many times have I said that?
How many times did I saw it when I woke and remembered?
- Mrsha just looks up at me silently,
- I’d hear some kind of notification in my head and cancel it.
- I am no killer.
That’s when Erin told me.
- But those monsters deserve to die.
- My head is full of fog.
I raise my hand and hesitate.
I’ve lost two fingers.
Better not agitate the wounds.
I raise my left hand and knock.
- Her name is Mrsha.
She’s just kid.
- I brought her here because there’s nowhere else for her to go.”
Erin look at Mrsha,
- eyes widening as she realizes what I mean.
- Control yourself.
I can’t be trust my emotions at the moment.
- I take a few deep breaths as the chill leaves me and exhaustion fills my limbs.
- She’s got some food wrapped in cloth and she’s dusting off snow.
It turns out she’s got meat—part of a roasted fowl and some sliced meet,
- cold bread,
She must have put in the snow to keep it preserved.
- Doesn’t she know that will attract scavengers and monsters?
- Mrsha’s still sitting here.
But she’s not going to let me put her away so easily.
- And it needs to be said.
- I just tell Erin I entertained the faeries with stories and leave it at that.
What I felt then is too precious to break down into a short paragraph.
- Then comes the battle between the two armies.
And the necromancer.
- Erin listens,
“If we does we’ll see.
- But for now you’re safe.
- As if to say ‘what should I have done’?
It makes me ever angrier.
- My voice rises,
Something in my snaps.
- All of the hatred,
- Something sharp stabbed into Erin’s ankle.
She screamed in pain at it began to gnaw at her flesh,
- like needles jabbing into her skin.
Erin shout and waved her arms in a panic as she tried to shake off the thing that was biting her.
She flung the attacker off and too late,
saw Mrsha fly through the air.
- The Gnoll child crashed into a table and fell to the ground,
- Erin rushed over.
Mrsha blink as she got to all fours,
- and then her eyes focused on Erin.
- Erin didn’t know what to say.
- Ryoka looked up.
- letting all of the pain out,
sobbing and wishing the past few day shad never happened.
- Wishing she had the power to change the past.