100-Word Challenge, Day 136


“Neville for the time being. At least down here.”  Robert crushed the urge to look back over his shoulder at the building where his friend was hidden away. “We’ll keep it that way as long as we can.  The last thing we need is some other commander sticking his nose in where it isn’t needed.”

            “Yes, that would be inconvenient wouldn’t it,” she said. “What will he do.”

            “He will do as he was told.  As will I.”

            “ Yes, yes, your slavish devotion to orders is well known.  The price you pay for being earth bound.  Or is that a requirement for assuming mortal guise?”  Her words were light and friendly in sound only.  Even the highest members of the Host craved time on the mortal plain, but very few were granted the right.

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