Chapter 134: Shod for War
Lost in memories, Taweel hummed the cadences of a battle song as he wove crisscrossing straps around his calves.
With a blink, he recalled his young companion.
Tamaes sat in a hopeless tangle of bootstraps. “Slower?” he begged.
“Fear not. You will learn.” Tying off a final knot, Taweel knelt before his apprentice and gently switched the boy’s boots, which were stuck on the wrong feet.
“Oh.” Tamaes blushed. “That is better.”
Evening up the straps, Taweel casually remarked, “If you practice with Weft, you will soon master the patterns. Until then, this is my service.”
Tamaes whispered, “Thanks.”
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