Tried and True, Chapter 137: Aptitude

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Chapter 137: Aptitude

“The opanim do not forge weapons for the untested,” Taweel cautioned. “It may be some time before your strengths emerge.”

“I want a sword,” Tamaes said immediately.

His mentor’s eyebrows lifted. “Did the encampment’s weapons master already pinpoint your aptitude?”

The boy shuffled his heavy boots. “No, but you have a sword.”

“As did my mentor.” Resting his hand atop auburn hair, Taweel gently urged, “Patience. I wish to see for myself how you fare with ax, bow, spear, and sling. But if a sword is to be your ally, you will receive it from my hands in this place.”



Author’s Note: This story in small chapters is a prequel to Christa Kinde’s Threshold Series [Zonderkidz] and updates every weekday (Monday through Friday). More information can be found on the Tried and True index page. And don’t forget, story art is on display in my gallery.

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