“Guys?” My companion are still staring at the landscape the Library gives us after I finish the recall of my flashback. They are so frozen they look stone spelled. Maybe they are? As far as I know, the safest way to find out if a male is under a spell, enchanted or paralysed, is to hit them in the balls.
“Auch! What’s wrong with you, princess?” Ledric is definitely not enchanted and now grab his genitals while curling himself as close to a ball as possible. So Bob must also be free. I tentatively pat his back. He reacts like if he just discovered he’s not alone here.
“Fascinating. So this is the Library. I never called it. I had no need, my intellect may be better than the average for one of my specie, but I still have enough with the standard textbooks. I guess now it’s the right moment for me to use this kind of facility. I wonder if they have Ogre books…our legends say that once we were a very proud people, with its own architecture, and sacred texts. All of that was lost after the Curse.”
“The Curse? What’s that?” Ledric seems to be recovering the composure. I wonder how long we need to wait until he’s back to normal, when he’s silent I feel like if the world is a more beautiful place. The Curse…I remember Bob speaking about it when I was under his wing, during my first days here.
“The Curse fell over our people two hundred generations ago. The reason is not clear. Some people say we offended a God, and he threw his dragons to us. That was the origin of the Ktangoth. Don’t your people has records about on the human chronology?” I nod, but Ledric shakes with head. “Around the end of the Last Heroic Age. King Darimantes, I believe. The one who wiped out most of the dragons.”
“I see you did your homework, my friend.” Ledric twinks me an eye. I stick my tongue out to him. “I did study the Heroic Ages as you did, but I didn’t find the connection with your …Ktangoth. Sorry for that.”
“No problem. I do not know about your history, neither.”
“There’s no ‘our history’. Our people tend to fight psychologically, so to say. The most interesting thing that happened in the last thousand years is that my mother married a guy without the approval of the Council of the Five.” I try to smile after my comment.
“That’s why we use human ages. It’s not meaning we study them, though.” Ledric is oddly smooth to me after I clasped on his talk. Or was it that I didn’t stop him?