First: Spoils of War I: Surrender
“You have to wonder what happened here.”
“I don’t have to. I mean, unless you tell me I do.”
Nikol looked around the town. As far as she could tell, it had been left completely intact, except for the ruined bridge on one end and the broken road on the other. Someone had laid planks down over the hole in the road.
But there were no collapsed buildings, no signs of fire, no skeletons – there were quite a few things left in the houses, as if people had packed up and left in a hurry, but they had, it seemed, all left.
“You don’t have to,” she agreed evenly. “How about this one? It’s pretty.” She gestured at a house with a Victorian feel, a matching garage, and three-tone paint with relatively intact gingerbreading. Continue reading