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Princely Duties - Part V
Having just spoken with the soldiers, Duncan told Adam that he believes it would be best if they left Urdot. Adam was taken aback and said, “Are you kidding me? They need our help!”
“Adam, I know how dire the situation is. But you are the crown prince of Eternia. It kills me to leave them but you must be protected. You can’t stay here because it is too dangerous and I’d leave some of our men behind and send you back with the rest as protection but the second that they learn that the prince is in a caravan on the way back to Eternos they will come after you. I don’t trust our chances of your being able to outrun them and I certainly don’t think you’ll be able to fight them off without a full contingent of our troops. The best chance we have of protecting you is us all leaving immediately with the our full contingent of soldiers to protect you.”
“Duncan, you can’t be serious. This is a tiny agricultural community. They aren’t trained soldiers and they probably don’t even have enough weapons to protect themselves. It’ll be a massacre!”
“Adam they didn’t even warn us about the possibility of a raider attack before coming!”
“They didn’t think the raiders were going to come after them. Don’t you think that they’d have asked for a contingent of soldiers instead of just some wheat if they thought their village was about to be attacked? We need to stand with them.”
“Adam, there is no other choice. You must be prot—“
“I am Prince Adam, heir to the throne of Eternia. Do you know what that means? That means that I outrank you. If I am going to rule this kingdom someday I must be worthy of my people’s trust. My fate will be the same as the fate of my people.”
Duncan was about to argue but Adam loudly said, “I have made myself clear and I am going to inform Eric of our decision,” and walked out of the room.
Teela had been standing outside the door listening in on the discussion and had to jump aside when the door burst open and Adam strode outside. Looking at Adam as he passed her she smiled a little and she gave a slight nod of approval.