Benji’s Fun Fact Story Corner #67

Benji’s Fun Fact Story Corner #67

The night passed slowly.

Lying restlessly in bed.

Eyes wide open.

Then he heard it, a voice.

A bare whisper.

It was a small, garbled sound.

He got out of bed and walked into the corridor.

The stone was cold on his bare feet.

He made sure his steps were quiet.

The noise was coming from the living room.

He peeked around the corner and saw it,

The man who was his host was no longer in his comfortable chair.

Instead there sat the stone man.

It had a book in its hands…

It was trying to speak the words.

But it couldn’t.

Then he woke up, it was morning.

The large man was already downstairs.

He was stirring a large pot over the fireplace.

The smell was of lamb and vegetables.

“I don’t believe I ever told you my name.”
He said without turning around.

“Your steps are heavy lad. Could hear them from all the way upstairs.”
He turned around and smiled.
Motioning towards the steaming pot.

They ate on the two large sofas.

The Climber ate every last morsel, and then began licking the bowl clean.

It was delicious!

He hadn’t had good food in what felt like weeks.

The man laughed at his ferocity.

“My name is Krane lad. You don’t need to tell me yours, you silent types don’t usually like to divulge that information. Todays your big day lad, you need to have a meeting with the ruler of this city. Don’t you worry he’s nice enough when he’s slept well, if you know what I mean!”
He gave out a laugh that shook the stone of the house, and the Climber couldn’t help but smile.

“That’s at noon, but I need you to run a little errand for me first. You need to go down to the smith and get some food for Stevens. If you say its for me he’ll understand. You should leave after you’ve finished eating, it’s a little bit of a walk.”

He proceeded to pour himself a second bowl.

End of Benji’s Fun Fact Story Corner #67

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