Ranna strode down the path to Hedge, her steps slightly hampered by the extra weight on her waist. A sheathed sword rested by her hip, given to her by Queen Meriel specifically for this mission. It brought back memories of the academy, where she was first learning to wield one. She smiled to herself. I feel like a real knight, she thought. All I’m missing is a suit of armour.
“I hope ye realise this isn’t a game,” Alastair said beside her. “Arresting the ferret is a very important job, one entrusted to us by the royal family themselves.”
“I know, I was there,” said Ranna, still smiling. “I’m one hundred percent serious, Alastair.” Though I think you are a little too serious.
The hare narrowed his eyes and looked back at the road. “Do ye think ye’re up to it?”
“You doubt my strength?” Ranna felt like she was walking on the edge of a cliff. She did not want t