Continued from January 29, 2018
Lort and Vonk led Jack through the maze of buildings. Every so often they would pause and look behind them to see if Bomkot was following them. Once sufficiently confident that he was not going to pursue they tugged on Jack’s hands and pulled him down a side road that entered the noisiest part of the ‘city.’
“You need to meet Isuo! She’s our leader.” Vonk said to Jack, at which point Lort kicked him in the shin.
“You can’t say she’s our leader!” Lort whispered, fury in his eyes. “If you say it too loud then King Bomkot will find her!”
“Oh, sorry.” Vonk replied looking from Lort to Jack with a wink, “She’s not our leader. She is a very good friend!”
The pair pulled Jack through more of the goblin city, past glorious and terrifying items that seemed to have a purpose, but one Jack had a hard time trying to figure out what they were for. The goblins were moving him along so quickly now that he practically had to run, so there was no time for questions.
Arriving at a small shack that seemed to be barely held together with duct tape and gum, Lort approached the leather door and knocked on the wood siding loudly. They waited a few moments and when no one answered Lort looked at Vonk, shrugged, and entered the building. A moment later Lort was ejected at high velocity clear across the street landing firmly in a small tube that ran high into the cavern.
“What was that for?!” Lort said as he struggled to free himself and a petite goblin came through the doorway holding what looked like an over sized bagpipe that was missing the part that made the noise. What replaced it was some kind of motor that whirred and sent a steady stream of smoke into the air.
“Don’t you know better than to go into a goblin’s things without permission?” She said before she noticed Jack standing there. “Where did you come from?”
“He came from the surface!” Vonk replied before Jack could speak.
“The surface eh?” She replied lowering the thing in her hands.
“Yeah, that’s why I went in! We wanted him to meet you, oh great and wise Isou! The pinnacle of goblinkind, the most beautiful, the most wonderful, the-” Lort said before she cut him off.
“That’s enough!” She said looking up and down the street. “You know Bomkot will come looking for him. You two are fools to bring him here.”