Chapter 4: Determination

Finally, I’ve published Chapter 4 of my novel. This chapter took a bit longer than i’d have liked to write, mostly because I kept getting distracted with stuff and never found the time to just sit down and WRITE IT. But, at last, it’s finished and ready to read on Wattpad! And just for you guys, here’s a little snippet of the story to whet your whistle.


“Wow.” Lydia quipped. “I thought we’d be in those woods for like, forever.”

“Stop whining. We’ve shaved a full two days off our trip here by following that trail.”

“Yeah, I know… but I’ve got leaves all in my hair now!”

Gil grunted, but chose not to respond, instead heading towards the dirt road that led into the wall-side town. The town was lively, though evening was drawing near, and the numerous bars and taverns within the town bustled with light and life. Gil approached one he judged to be respectable looking,

“Room for two, please.” Gil grunted at the innkeeper.

“You and your, uh, lady friend new here?” the older man responded, slipping a damp rag he’d been using to wipe the counter top into his belt.

“No, we’ve done our share of adventuring around these parts, don’t worry.” Gil responded, sliding several small coins across the counter. “Also, she’s not… whatever you’re thinking. We’re just comrades, that’s all.”

“Oh, darling, don’t be so shy!” Lydia butted into the conversation, a smirk on her face. “Don’t mind him, sir, he’s always like this.”

“I can handle negotiations well enough on my own, Lydia, without you trying to make things more complicated.”

“Aww, you’re so cute when you’re flustered!” She exclaimed, patting his head.

“You seem to have mistaken flustered for the dark, black flames of unbridled rage…” Gil muttered under his breath.

“Uh-huh…” the innkeeper was still watching them, an amused expression on his face. “Well, whatever your circumstances, room costs the same. I’ll not inquire any further into your business, if it’s all the same to you.” He scooped the coins off the counter, inspected them, then slipped them into a purse on his belt. “Room 7 is yours for the night,” he said, handing them a key. “Checkout is before noonday tomorrow.”

“Thank you very much.” Gil took the key from the innkeeper and climbed the stairs to the upper level of the tavern.

“Hey, hey. Gil.”

“Lydia, I assume what you’re going to ask is if you can go and drink with the rest of the rowdy crew down there. I assume you also know that my answer has been, and will always be, that you can do whatever you want, as long as it’s on your own dime, and you are fit to travel in the morning.”

Lydia sighed. “You’re boring, Gil. I was gonna invite you to join me tonight! Come on, let’s party it up!”


A bit of a mundane snip, I know, but it can’t be helped. I don’t want to spoil any of the real awesomeness contained in this chapter. I hope you guys enjoy! Make sure to check out the rest of the chapter on my Wattpad, and if you’re just hearing about this, it’s probably a good idea to start from Chapter 1.

https://www.wattpad.com/568922612-the-pathfinder%27s-trial-chapter-4-determination/page/4

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