An Interview with Aqhat

From By the Waters of Kadesh

 

Q. Aqhat, you’re a soldier in King Ibaniru’s army here in Arad?

A. Yes. I’ve not been here very long. I’m still a foot soldier.

 

Q. And you know Danel?

A. Yes. He’s a good friend. I try to look out for him. He’s like a younger brother.

 

Q. Are you the one teaching him to read and write?

A. Yes, but we try to keep that quiet. It’s not really an accepted thing.

 

Q. Why’s that?

A. Prince Keret likes to make sure the classes are kept separate. And Danel is just … a worker. At least to Keret. But not to me.

 

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