Happy April 2 and welcome to day two of the A-Z Challenge. Today, I bring to you from my YA novel, The Eye of Kedge, the one, the only, Bainesworth von Stuegler
Bainesworth is an arrogant, devious knight and commander, serving the kingdom of Faucher, an ally kingdom to the kingdom of Hirth. His allegiance, however, doesn’t lie with Faucher’s ailing king, but with himself. He’s also made himself the arch enemy of Sir Trogsdill Domnall, a revered knight of Hirth. Trust me, there is no love lost there.
Trog tore the shirt from Eric’s hand, slipped it over his head and stormed through the doors. The murmurs hushed, the room fell silent except for the click of boots across the tiles.
“Well, well, well. Sir Trogsdill.” Bainesworth’s voice echoed in the hall. “How nice of you to join us. Are you well? You seem ill.”
Trog set his gaze on Bainesworth and grunted. “You have no idea how sick I feel at this moment.” He scratched his chair across the floor and sat down.
“Yes, well, as usual, you’ve kept us waiting for quite some time. Then again, that doesn’t surprise me. You’ve always been a bit ostentatious when an audience is involved.” He paused for a moment, as if waiting for a rebuttal. Bainesworth continued, a snide grin pinned to his square face. “Funny thing is, despite your grand entrance, I’m short of feeling honored by your disheveled presence. You know how I hate to wait – especially on the likes of you.”
“As if I give a damn about what you hate,” Trog said, his expression contemptuous.
“You should. You top my list.”
“I’m honored, considering I don’t give you a second thought.”
Bainesworth’s lip twitched at the corner. “I’d watch your arrogance, Sir Trogsdill. You never know where I’ll be lurking.”
“Lurk all you want. It makes no difference to me since your fate waits for you on the tip of my sword. Of this I swear to you.”
Bainesworth chuckled. “I look forward to your feeble attempt.”
Nice guy, huh?
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