Differences in The Wandering Inn 3.12 E
- Durene pauses.
It’s not even complete thought she’s having.
- She’s not thinking,
- and Durene rushes into her tool shed for a shovel.
I push open the door and see Frostwing screaming at me.
- She’s tumbled out of her nest,
- but I can’t.
the second time I trip,
- something grabs my legs and back,
Powdery flecks of ice keeps hitting me.
- Durene is churning through the snow as if it’s not there.
- I take the basket and move back.
At once I feel snow flying through the air and here Durene grunting.
- Suddenly she’s all motion,
- I can see nothing,
but I don’t have to see to know that Prost shoves the other woman way.
- I hear her cry out,
the fighting villagers stop and return to trying to digging their loved ones out.
- One helps Durene,
“This village is a Protectorate of the Unseen Empire!”
- I think.
But need to own this village to use it.”
“We need help?
- Stop shouting and—Durene!
- Here’s this crazy guy shouting at them as they’re in the middle of their grief and desperation.
They want to unload their anger of me.
- But I’m too busy to care.
- They hear me,
but who would believe that.
- They shout at me,
- A massive hand moves,
and seperates Prost from me with ease.
- He stumbles back,
- He wanted to struggle,
but he couldn’t even more.
- He cried and screamed,
- Where was the river?
Where was the road and the other houses?
- He came back with a pitchfork someone had found.
The twines could lift chunks of ice out.
- He began digging with the others,
- The boy gasped.
He chocked and his eyes flew open.
- The mother fell backwards,
- Gamel stared.
His eyes stung as the boy breathe again.
- No justice.
There was only places where the cold hand of fate had taken lives,
- and miracles where that boundary had not been crossed.
- I pulled up living people.
- I can barely move my arms to lift the spoon.
- We get that excavated and blankets,
clothing—all go to children and those with injures first.
- Bandages come from recycled cloth first boiled and dried by a fire.
In the lull of the night as the immediately worries of the villagers are temporarily alleviated,
- I show Durene how to work the controls.
- The singer conveys all they need to know.
When the song ends I check the battery Durene sees a single digit and a red sliver of a bar.
- So I play one last song.
- It’s not even in French.
It’s a song about and family and home and regret.
- A man called Reinhard Mey sings in German,
- “I leveled up.
“And I got three Skills!