Write One Page Per Day – 31/365 – January 31, 2018

Continued from January 30, 2018

Isou grabbed Jack by the hand and pulled him through the shack to a small room in the back. She moved a tattered rug revealing a trap door that she opened and descended with Jack right behind her.

The decent led to a tunnel that they followed silently for a few minutes before Lort and Vonk caught up. They ended their journey a dirt room with rickety looking support beams that had aged poorly in the underground conditions. Every so often there was a slight vibration and dirt would sprinkle from the ceiling. Jack felt unsafe for the second time since arriving in the goblin city, only now for obvious reasons.

“Do you know why you’re here?” Isou asked him one she was sure no one was following them.

“Bomkot told me that it was to show me the truth about goblins. He said that the fairies had lied to me.” Jack replied.

“That’s only a half truth, Jack.” She said, “The king would use you to get information about the fairy kingdom. He seeks to destroy them. Did you see all the inventions in the city? Not just the ones that were in Morpe’s workshop?”

Jack nodded. “It all looks so different.”

“Those are war machines, Jack.” Isou said gravely, “Do you know what that means?”

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