Author’s Note: Wrath of the Lich King
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Storm the Stormwind Stockades!
We marched, Giles, Soyora, and I, right up to the entrance of the stockades. We all dressed in the arms of Stormwind foot soldiers. There we produced one of Soyora’s clever forgeries to the guard there: a summons for an orc named Buntaro to appear before the courts of Stormwind. The guards held it, and looked at it in confusion.
"Did they forget our situation here?" he said. "We’re in no condition to retrieve anyone right now."
He gestured to the rows of wounded guards laying on bedrolls.
"The three of us will get him out," I said.
"You can’t be serious?"
"Duty calls!" said Soyora. "Will you obstruct us in our charge?"
"We’re not coming in after you," said the guard. "Those are our orders."
"You won’t need to," I said.
With that the guard opened the gates and into the prison halls we went. The rowdiness of prisoners, and the sounds of fighting echoed through the halls. No prisoners met us to start, but we drew our weapons and marched into the halls. For mere habit, I muttered a chant of battle I had so many times recited. It felt rote, empty, and no blessing of the Naaru came upon me. No aura glowed from my feet, and I could offer my comrades no magical protection. Yet my chant must’ve have been loud enough to hear. For a gang of humans exited their cells and blocked our path. They carried simple clubs and crude daggers. Some had even cruder bandages upon their bruised and bloodied bodies. We were confronted by their leader. He stood with courage, before his men. Respecting him did not mean I relaxed.
"Thought we made it clear, The Dreadspikes control this block of the stockades now," he said. "Guards aren’t welcome."
"I’ve fought walking abominations, blue dragons, and necromancers," I taunted. "How do you think the eight of you will match to me?"
Giles raised his sword ready to fight.
"Oh my," said their leader. "Petty girl of the watch got herself delusions of grandeur."
Before I could charge, Soyora held out her arm to stop me.
"We’re not here for you, Dreadspikes," she said. She pulled off her helmet, "Hell, I’m not even a real guard, laddies."
They all looked to her, measuring her accent. She pointed to the three masted ship tattoo on one of the prisoner’s bare chest.
"Oi you there," she said. "What’s the name of that frigate?"
"She was called the Wicked Seahorse," he said.
Soyora took a sharp inhale. Then looked at the prisoner in the eye.
"Terrible fate, that ship," she said in a near whisper.
"Aye," he said stone faced.
Soyora turned to the leader.
"Listen here for a moment: my friend here’s got rage as hot as a Tarnassis noonday, and she’s not lying about what she’s fought. I’ve seen it myself."
She hefted out a pair of potions, a medical kit, and a skin of wine.
"But we’re not here for the Dreadspikes," she said. "We’re not even here for Stormwind. So take a few gifts and leave us in peace, aye?"
She popped the cork of the wineskin and poured some into her mouth.
The leader looked to the bare chested pirate, who nodded.
"What is your business here then?" said their leader.
"Not your concern," I said.
The leader glared at me.
"Oh, did I say we’ll inevitably kill a few black rocks?" interjected Soyora.
The leader took the wine. Other members took the potions and healing kits. Motioning us deeper into the Stockades, they returned to their cells.
The Blackrock prisoners were not quite so open to diplomacy. As we approached their end of the stockades, a group of their brutes charged us. In truth, I relished the chance to wet my sword upon them. I took a hit to my back from one of their clubs. I spun around, swung my sword, and grazed his arm sending a streak of blood on the wall behind. The Blackrock stumbled and dropped his club. I gave him a solid kick in the chest.
"Duck!" cried Giles.
I dove down and a bolt of fire singed above my head. An imp, chattering down the hallway, conjured another bolt. Giles held his shield before him and charged forth. The imp sent a flamebolt that exploded onto Giles’s shield.
The Blackrock I tussled with stood up, and was dazed. He reached for his club. As soon as he turned his head, Soyora kicked him in the face, and he fell over unconscious. Soyora’s hair stuck to her skin underneath her helmet. Her sword was bloodied, and a dead Blackrock lay behind her. Another lay wounded before me. I saw in his face terror, and grief.
"You want to die here today?" I said with a sigh in Orcish.
"You speak?" he stammered with blood in his mouth. "How do you speak?"
"Thrall’s Orcs taught me," I said. I knelled down next to him. I reached out my hand to his wound. Frightened, he tried to push it away. Then I touched his wound, and healed it.
"The true horde always kills wounded enemies," he said.
"I am no Blackrock," I said, pointing to the humans’s side of the stockade.
"Run there and hide," I said. "But first, where is Thrall’s orc?"
Giles stepped in looking over the recently healed Blackock. He held an imp’s head in his hand.
"Third cell to the left," the orc said. "Master Sargok wishes to turn him."
"Run," I said.
The Blackrock stumbled up and retreated into the shadowy halls of the stockade.
Further down the hall way, more Black rocks shouted about the commotion. We hurried to the third cell door, opened the lock and I bust through.
"Buntaro?" I shouted.
"Who’s asking?" he said from behind me. I turned and saw him grimacing back at me, holding a quarterstaff. He look tired, hungry, but determined.
"Kolapi?" I said. I lifted up my helmet.
"Yasmeen?!" he exclaimed. He dropped his quarter staff and embraced me. His oily hands touched my face in disbelief that I could be there. I took hold of him, and kissed him deeply.
"What are you doing? Why are you here?" he said.
"We’re getting you out," I said. "Come on."
We dashed out of the cell. Giles held up the imp’s head before a red eyed orc warlock. The orc screamed curses and began a spell. Buntaro yelled an orcish curse, and then tossed a heavy stone towards the warlock, striking him dead in the chest. The spell caster stumbled back. Another orc flung a rock back at us from a sling. The stone went towards Buntaro, and then deflected away in the middle of the air and ricocheted to the stone wall. I gasped, then looked to my feet and saw the faint glow of a blue glyph. My aura had returned. The Blackrocks cried their word for ‘knight’ at me, and charged.
"Time to go!" cried Soyora. She tossed a stick of dynamite back at the Blackrocks, who fell back for cover. We ran the opposite way. In our wake, an explosion and smoke burst.
"Ha ha!" cheered Buntaro. "I told those Blackrock fanatics I’d never be one of them! Never!"
"That’s my Kolapi!"
"Yeah? Did you notice the warlock had a black eye? Gave him that," he said. "Didn’t like me too well after."
We ran down the halls. We reached the human side and heard the sound of sea shanties and dancing. Though more Blackrocks were on our tail. The humans let us pass, and then the confronted the Blackrocks. A brawl ensued behind us. Half drunk sailors engaged the Blackrocks in a fight the sounded like a party. We made it past the gate, and locked it for safety.
"Oh that was fantastic!" Buntaro said. "Yasmeen, your gods are still with you!"
"Uhh… maybe?" I said. My aura still hung in the air. I brushed Buntaro’s braided hair. He smiled back at me. "It’s a long story, Buntaro."
"Oi that it is, said Soyora. She held up a pair of shackles.
"Captain!" said Buntaro saluting.
"Hey mate," she said. "We’re going to sneak you past the actual guards now? Maybe best if you act the part of an orc meanie rather than be all lovey dovey with Yasmeen for a bit?"
"Oh right," said Buntaro. "You got it."
With Buntaro in chains, we walked him out of the stockade. We were surrounded by wary faced Stormwind regulars. Buntaro had on his war face, and exaggerated it.
"I like kittens and picking tulips!" he roared in orcish. The stockade soldiers stepped back from his war cry. I bit down laughter.
"You’re mother is a very nice lady!" he growled into the face of a recruit who held a quivering spear. I suppressed a giggle and jerked at Buntaro’s chains.
"Foul monster!" I stuttered. "Silence your tongue!"
Buntaro pulled against me as if an angry mule. He shouted again. The tired stockade soldiers took steps back in terror.
"Dabo! Zub-zub!" he howled. "It’s been such a great visit to this great city!"
I dragged him out at last, thankful that the Stockades doors shut, so that none could hear my snickering. Once we got out of earshot of any other guards, we approached a prison cart that Giles had prepared for us. Buntaro stopped dead in his tracks, and trembled at it.
"Kolapi," he said. "I do not wish to enter that."
"We must," I said. "It is part of the escape."
"I will enter first," I said. I opened the cell door and sat inside. I motioned for Buntaro to follow. He winced, and then entered after me in a bravery I’d never seen in him. Soyora latched the bolts on us from the outside. Buntaro’s eyes darted around looking for escape.
"Kolapi," I removed my gauntlet and offered him my hand. "Be safe with me."
The horses galloped off and the cart bumped along the ground. I held my quivering Buntaro.
"Do you remember the song they used to sing in the Warsong Infirmary?" I began.
"Ahh.. Yes," he said.
I started the first line of the old orcish song. Buntaro joined with me, then he trembled no more.
Once we made it to old town, we hid in an alley. Soyora loosed the horses from their reins. She broke open the locks outside of the prisoner cart. Buntaro could not exit fast enough. Soyora handed us a key and directed us to the back entrance of one of our smuggler’s safe houses. Giles and Buntaro shook hands and we took a short respite from our adventure.
"You’re still keeping your station after all this then?" said Soyora.
"That’s the idea," said Giles.
"Giles, I don’t have words to thank you," I said.
"It was the right thing to do, Yasmeen," he said. He turned to Soyora. "Make it look good, eh?"
Soyora punched him in the face. She kicked him in the stomach, and scratched his armor with her blades. Panting, Giles raised his hands that he’d had enough. Soyora handed him a tiny vial.
"Once you sniff it, you’ll be out for five minutes. Ten max," she said. "Then tell the guards whatever you want about what happened here."
"So long and good night!" said Giles. "Until we meet again."
He sniffed the vial and fell unconscious to the floor of the alley. Soyora turned to the horses.
"They’ll block all ships until we’ve been searched," she said. "Then we’re off to Booty Bay. Bit of a job there, we have. We’ll be staying in port. Don’t be long though."
When we said our goodbyes and then Buntaro and I made it to the safe house. There, Tsali waited for us and leapt with joy up into his master’s arms. The three of us snuggled together, enjoying our short victory. We knew well that we could not leave the safe house for at least a day, and then would need to sneak out under the stars. Farley too, knew of our plans, and would allow me to house Buntaro.
Our safe house was little more than an abandoned warehouse and we had little more than floor mats to sleep on. Still though, I shed my armor in haste once we secured the door behind us.
"Yasmeen," said Buntaro. "I’ve missed you."
I dashed naked into his arms. The sweat and grime of the day’s battle slipped off our skin. Too long had it been since my Kolapi held me to him, and too long had it been since we touched our tongues to one another in passion. Far, far too long had it been since I was made so wet in the protection of Buntaro’s arms. I undid his ragged prisoner’s clothes, and Buntaro shoved me down upon the mat. He took his place on top of me, and I wrapped my legs around him.
He penetrated me, and I cried out for him.
"Yes.. I missed you too," he said looking at me.
Buntaro grunted and growled into my ear. His cock slipped in and out. He pleased me as if to put me into a spell, and kept me on the edge of my orgasm for so long. I clenched on his cock, my legs tightened around him. We climaxed together, in shouts and cries, uncaring for anything beyond our pleasure. The world would be ours again soon, as soon as we arrived at Booty Bay.