TGF Ch.1: Unlock
Chapter I: Unlock
“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or we grow weak, and at last some crisis shows us what we have become.”
- Brooke Foss Westcott
“Just one more, please!”
Vladimir simply shook his head. “That is all for tonight. I must rest now. You young ones have quite an appetite for the tales of old, but I am too old of a stag to tell so many tales at once. I must rest my voice.”
Zephyr could understand this in full, of course. When Vladimir told a story, he did not merely say it, he spoke with feeling. When a monster roared in the story, he would make the loudest roar he could muster. When the hero made his victory cry after felling the foul dragon in one mighty swing, he would speak it just as loud and triumphantly as the hero would have made it sound. For one so old, that must have been taxing.
“Please, one m