Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
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Drabble: Iron Mongery

Hum. I'm not sure what I think of this. Here's a response to A Good Man, from the perspective of the boy-who-isn't-really-a-boy-anymore. I have the suspicion that like most sequels, it's not as good as the original. Well, at least I can say that I didn't really want to write it - I just couldn't get it out of my head.

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Iron Mongery


Iron must be struck when hot: such is the way of things. He is iron, and the stranger has waited too long to strike.

As a boy, he might have been shaped into a king, but as a man, he will not change himself even for a kingdom. A throne for the winning, but he won’t play. He belongs in the forge, not a palace. Others can overthrow a tyrant, but he is the village’s only blacksmith.

Iron must be struck when hot: such is the way of things. He is iron, and the stranger waited too long to strike.

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Yes, I know it's short.
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