Well, it can't be a Tuesday Teaser if it's not Tuesday!
Here you go - a little slice of Unexpected Circumstances, Chapter 35, brought to you by Lolypop82 and her fantabulous manips.
Though injured, our foes were still heavily armed, and Emmett pointed out the mercenaries in unmarked armor, not unlike the armor worn by those who had attacked my carriage. It was the same type as the man I had killed earlier. They all fought with similar maces and wore the same studded leather armor.
I closed my eyes for a moment as I took a deep breath and tried to calm myself. It was difficult when there were so many enemies around me and the blood on my sword was probably just beginning to dry. I wanted more death. It was the only thing that could occupy me enough to keep thoughts of her out of my head. If I were to think of her, I would undoubtedly collapse from the worry, and that would not serve her well.
My eyes fell on the two men in front, who seemed to be the center of the mercenaries’ attention. One tall man with a full beard appeared to be directing the other mercenary soldiers towards the younger lads with poor weapons and no armor. The other was at his side, relaying his orders to the ones behind them.
The bearded man’s face held a sinister grin as he kicked out at a farm boy of no more than thirteen years.
“Hand me your crossbow,” I murmured to Emmett.
“Of course,” Emmett replied. He took the heavy, crank-powered crossbow from the back of his horse and handed it to me. He placed a handful of bolts in my hand as well, and I quickly fitted one into the slot and cranked it back. I steadied Volvo, placed the weapon against my shoulder, took steady aim at the second man, and pulled at the trigger.
The bolt pierced the man through the neck and he dropped to the ground. The bearded man immediately turned from his ally towards our direction, and I allowed Volvo to take a few steps forward as my gaze met with the mercenary leader’s eyes from across the battle field. His eyes grew wide as he began to call out to his men to begin retreat.
That manip is the reason this chapter is a little behind and I haven't done anything else since I first saw it. I can't stop looking at it, then my panties get all sticky, I have to change clothes, and do laundry. Then the whole, awful cycle continues.
Pretty hot, huh?