“I heard the whispers and I obeyed,” was what the figure said, but all that Rhince –captain of the City Guard— could hear was a buzzing: some of which came from the insects in the air, and some of it from his anger, which was so hot that it made his ears play tricks on him. The thing that looked like his father now sauntered toward him, emitting cockroaches and flies out of its mouth. “You’ll hear them, too, soon enough.”
“Have you hurt my daughter, you monster?” Rhince said through clenched teeth.
“Why don’t you go and find out?” the thing said, casually knocking over tables on its way across Rhince’s kitchen to where he was standing, against the far wall. Rhince charged at the figure and braced himself for impact.
Rhince was expecting a horrendous crunch of his horn against some kind of armor, or any impact at all, but instead he ran right through where the huge figure was standing seconds before with no