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Second Sun #56

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Hevne quickly assessed their potential options.
If her Fists attacked, the massacre would be total - and over in minutes, with few, if any, casualties for her warriors. But Hevne hesitated. Enemy or not; maddened or not; was it right to slaughter unarmed women and girls?
Alternatively, they could maintain their formation until, inevitably, the attackers faltered, wearied, and could attack no more. They could then be bound and would pose no threat. But what then? Leave them bound? And leave them to starve?
Or she could maintain formation and return to the ships. A retreat. Defeated by women and children?

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    Jeff Taylor 2 months ago

    This is very Grim-Dark Drew. Really good! But Grim-Dark.

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Choices, choices. But is there some way, after you have defeated and corralled them, you could use these women and girls to go ahead of you to take the brunt of the first assault by the Fire Lords?

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Grim-Dark, Jeff, and getting darker.
    I wish I knew what Hevne had in mind - but I'm glad you're thinking like a warrior, Neville. Hard, but necessary!! :)

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Suddenly I feel tough! Thanks Drew!💂‍♀️

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Ha ha no problem. Tbh my first thought was, what a cruel b******, but you're right. You and Hevne, Team H. :)

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Proud to serve!

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    Drew Martyn 2 months ago

    Lol. When this is over, remind me to recommend you for promotion :)

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    Neville Hunt 2 months ago

    Will do Sir! (Clicks heels and salutes)

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    Christopher 2 months ago

    None of those options are particularly appealing for a warrior.

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