06-03-2012, 06:42 AM
Nedakh nodded. "Of course, but you need a day or two to rest, at the least; I can't even dream of asking you until Fanella clears you; that woman can chase even an Alpha off, making him put his tail between his legs," he said, trying for some humor to lighten the lion's mood. "By the way, how can you possibly see with so much hair?"
"What, the King demanded that you be put in battle?" Lucius said, dark eyes widening and flashing. "Boy, you're wrong; you are important, somehow. You just know nothing about politics; the king either wanted you gone for some reason, or you're connected with someone important to the King in some way and he needed to blackmail them. Either way, doesn't matter; the king himself paid enough attention to you to override the age limit... hell, it might not be safe for you to return unless in disguise."