It Builds Character
“It builds character,” Jerlo said, but how?
wondered Sarn as he regarded the course.
A vertical wall, rope bridges ‘tween boughs,
rocks, barrels and staves completed the course.
Ran scampered towards the gauntlet, shouting, “ad-
ven-ture!” before Sarn could stop him. Cursing,
he ran; a plank gave way, he grabbed the lad.
More planks splintered; the rope frayed collapsing
the bridge. Ran dangled above white water
while beneath Sarn staves glinted in the sun.
Stitches popped; Ran’s shirt tore; towards water
he fell. “No!” Sarn’s power lashed out and it spun
a shield that brought the boy safely to shore.
Jerlo’s gauntlet built character for sure.
~ ~ ~
The obstacle course/gauntlet is one of the Jerlo’s many ideas aimed at finding out what Sarn can do with the magic he’s got. Not all his ideas are good ones but when you’re the head of the Rangers, nobody questions your edicts.
Jerlo, Sarn and his son Ran are all characters from the Curse Breaker Saga, which is soon to be out on Kindle.
Prompted by The Daily Post’s Prompt for today: It Builds Character