My Exploding Cat

Just stories and drawings really, no actual fissile felines.

Chapter 9

Leo awoke in a well-built little cottage, with someone mixing something at the other end of the room.

“Do you drink coffee?” A voice said.

“Nope, sorry.”

“Ah.” The voice was quiet for a minute, then said, “Have you seen any magic yet?”

“I’ve seen something.”

“Oh. Yeah. There was a Shaede in your room. Funny looking room for a guy.”

“That’s Lila’s room! She’s my sister. You wouldn’t believe the faerie tales she tells.”

“Oh, so you haven’t seen magic yet. Ah.”

“So what the heck is a Shaede?”

“They’re evil.”

“Well, I knew that much.”

“Good. That’s all you need to. Avoid them.”

This voice belonged to an old man who looked like he’d stepped right out of a Mad Scientist Monthly magazine. He fixed Leo breakfast, consisting of some orange juice, slightly stale cereal and slightly burnt toast. “So, um, what do you do here, anyway? Do you have a job, or- what?”

“Oh, I used to work in the military. I’m retired now, though.”

“How interesting.” Leo looked around the room, but there was no hint of anything military. No swords hanging from their hilt on the walls, no armor on mannequins, no green bulletproof suits either! There were no shields proudly polished and hanging on the walls, only pictures of dragons. Apparently this guy liked dragons.

“No, Leo, I gave all my armor and weapons to the other militants. I don’t need them now.”
Leo was not going to ask, because it would be too nosy, but this man had answered the question.

“And by the way, if I were in a strange place, I wouldn’t think it nosy to ask questions.” The old man grinned.

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