Chevi Posted July 10, 2019 Share Posted July 10, 2019 "You're in for a bit of a shock. About two weeks. There will be paths through the mountains, at least." Felix blinked. Two weeks? He'd never been on a journey that long. He spent his days on his feet from dawn till dusk, but running errands around the household was very different from walking across mountains as a traveler. He was beginning to grasp just how large the Empire, or even just Italia, really was. "I doubt anyone will think to look for us there, and anyone following us will have to be on foot as we are; mountain paths are not the best footing for horses." Would they follow? There was no good way to ask, so Felix kept his mouth shut. Asking if they expected company of the dangerous kind would be asking if his master was important enough, or loyal enough, to warrant a man hunt. And it was a stupid question anyway. Clemens wanted all loyalists dead or at least captured, that was the word in Rome. "So. What drudgery have I dragged you away from for this crazy adventure?" Felix blinked, not sure how to answer. As the son of the pater familias, Aulus knew about his household well enough. He certainly knew to pick Felix, for whatever reasons he had in mind, even if it was solely because he was the most expendable. Other than that, there was not much to tell. "Nothing important" he replied, then caught himself "I mean... I run errands around the household. Usually things that require lifting, or carrying, or... labor. I help around the stables, in the garden, that kind of thing. My father works in the stables" he frowned a little, Aulus probably knew that already, it was stupid to point out "He was hoping to train me to do the same." @Sharpie 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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