Swamped

Swamped Chapter 145 Page 21

He bragged about wrestling a muckbeast when they attacked a city, and even at that age he had the sort of build where you could believe it was more than a tall tale.

Could that happen tonight? Has it happened already? Does it even matter at this point?

Well, if the Lady secured the position for him, or just managed to form any sort of alliance, he might have information that Vernon doesn’t. That could help you finally work out what’s going on here, and maybe even what to do about it.

“I think it’s worth seeing if this Drake fellow got the job,” you say calmly. “If things worked out, he’d be an ally of your Lady, wouldn’t he?”

“Well, maybe,” Vernon says nervously. “But, ah, anything could happen in a year, so things might have gone sour even if the plan worked. And he wouldn’t recognize me, if you were hoping to get his attention that way.”

“You raise a very good point,” you say calmly. “What would be a good way to get the attention of your Lady’s associates, hmm?”

He suddenly seems defiant. It’s almost out of character for him.

“And just what do you mean to do with that answer?”

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