You keep your steady gaze on the old merchant. “I never sign something without reading it myself. As a merchant, surely you understand.”
He narrows his gray-blue eyes at you. “Are you trying to claim literacy?”
You scoop up the parchment and read the first line in flawless articulation.
Your potential employer leans back in his chair, raises his eyebrows and views you with a renewed respect. “An intelligent mercenary? What an intriguing thought. An oddity at the very least. Tell me, what is your past and why a learned man is reduced to selling his blade?”
Lifting your head, you reply:
“Suffice it to say I have friends and connections of my own. However, we were discussing your job, not my personal history.”
Voting is open until Friday.
For those who missed the rules for this game check them out here!
And to see how this adventure began, see Renegade Project #1