Dragons Eye II: Interlude 20

This is a continuation of the Dragon Eye series I first published on G+ a couple of years ago. I will publish new pieces of the story every couple of days...

Copyright Dark Aelf, 2021

Solstice gritted her teeth.

Spiders are opportunistic. They don't plan ahead, they just breed, extend their webs, expand, smother, overpower.

Humans are different. They advance and retreat, they plot, lure and deceive. They will sacrifice an arm for a head, a mother for a family, a clan for a city. They crowd the corners of their single world, and constantly look to spill out to despoil new worlds. And while they twist, they turn on each other with a dance with death.

We Aelves find both extremes unacceptable. To us, family is everything. Our clans are all we have. We are neither opportunistic nor are we prepared to sacrifice one for many - and we do not eat our own.


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