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Knights

ThursThreads MainV2The screams of the dying echoed off the dead. Pieces of men strewn along the cobbled roads rotted in the scorching sun. Remnants of armor and weaponry littered the grounds. Thousands of Hospitallers and Templars slaughtered en masse.

Three noble knights surveyed the scene from atop their powerful steeds, man and beast radiantly illuminated by the sunlight on their golden plated armor. One by one, they dismounted and investigated the wounded.

“For what cause do you lay dying, my brother?”

“The cross, my Lord. Don’t let us die in vain. Avenge us!”

“No, my brother. For those who die for the cross, there’s no revenge.”

Hours later, the agonized screams were silent. The three knights smeared the blood on their armor and galloped off.

In the early dawn, the Ottomans sounded the alarm. Three silhouettes approached from the distance, and more were sure to follow. The Turks formed their ranks, tens of thousands sprawled across the desert plain. The three knights drew closer and closer, though no one followed.

“Where is their army?” The Ottoman commanders were puzzled. “Three knights against the mightiest army on earth??”

The general studied the three figures through the looking-glass for several minutes, before dropping to his knees. “Oh no. No no no.”

“What is it? What did you see?”

The general was ashen and silent. He took out a small dagger and slit his throat.

Hours later, swarms of buzzards and birds of all kinds descended on the feast.

Not a soul survived.

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About Quackzalcoatl

Phoneticist, Palindrologist, and freelance Sharknadologist. Inventor. Ruler of 2-acre lakes and small streams.

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2 thoughts on “Knights

  1. Id have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!

    Posted by Kaye Hedspeth | 22 September, 2013, 4:46 pm
  2. Especially interesting, looking onward to coming back.

    Posted by Home Page | 5 October, 2013, 6:50 am

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