Spy’s Mission

Back to the adventure! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and has started the new year off right.

After the break I’ve now got all sorts of story ideas running through my head, so let’s have some fun and dig into a new adventure on this beautiful January day.

Welcome back to the adventure=)

Spy’s Mission

Below the hill, the city sprawls like a swollen snake hemmed in with a stone wall. You’ve never been to Galdon, the King’s home city, before. That’s why your Master, the head of the spy network, sent you. He warned the mission wouldn’t be easy, especially since you’re unfamiliar with the city, but he had to send someone who wouldn’t be recognized.

A threat’s been made on the King’s life. A threat from someone very close to him although you’ve been unable to figure out who it comes from.

You’ve arrived just in time. The city’s adorned with flags of blue, purple and green and the streets are streaming with people. It’s all to celebrate the Princess’ 16th birthday. From what the spy network’s discovered, the assassination’s supposed to happen this evening.

Taking a sip of water, you close the water skin and let it hang at your side below your elbow before you wind your way down the hill toward the busy gate. As a spy, the press of people provides a wonderful way to blend. You consider simply slipping by the gate guard, who’s questioning people as they enter, but then you decide against it.

Since you’re unfamiliar with the city, you can ask the guard for directions. You’ve been debating on how to get close enough to the King to warn him. The night’s activities involve all sorts of things but the two most likely routes lie with the cook or the horse trainer.

Before dinner, the royal family always goes for a ride through the city. This year, it’s rumored the Princess might receive a new horse.

If you get to the horse trainer, you might be able to warn the King before or during the ride.

On the other hand, the banquet hall’s set for a large feast. If you connect with the cook, you might be able to serve the King…or maybe the queen if you can’t reach the man himself. Your Master warned you to be cautious with who you tell. With the threat’s source unknown, you don’t want to tell the wrong person.

So do you tell the guard…

A. You’re headed to see the cook?

or

B. The horse trainer?

Blessings,

Jennifer

(Please post a comment with your choice. One vote per post please but comment as much as you like=) This makes counting votes easier. Voting will end at 8pm Mountain Time Wednesday. I’ll post whichever option gets the most votes Thursday and we’ll see how the adventure continues!)

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17 thoughts on “Spy’s Mission

  1. Yeah!! We love your interactive stories, Jennifer. And, though we’ve gone over this one time and time again, Mathair and I are split. She’d prefer to go for the horse trainer as it would give her more time before the meal. But, you’d get a better chance at getting the king one-on-one with if you went with the cook and oh how I love the suspense of waiting until that last moment to warn him. So I’d definitely go with the cook. Happy New Year and hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  2. fminuzzi says:

    Welcome back =) I vote for the horse trainer, since the ride happens before the dinner

  3. lynda says:

    I was going to vote for the cook. However, I agree with dad, the options seem to be a little limited. Fun to have you back!!!!!

  4. leslierohman says:

    This is a hard choice! Guess I’ll say the horse trainer too.

  5. rohmankids says:

    We want to go talk to the horse trainer :)

  6. DAD says:

    Him, looking for option c! Let’s go for the horse trainer.

  7. I vote for a trip to visit the cook.

  8. Karen Soutar says:

    Happy New Year, Jennifer! Hope you had a lovely festive season.
    And I’ll go for…the horse trainer. :-)

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