Isk exploresIsk was going exploring. He was! Mother had said so. She had said he could go out and explore. Dad was out being a guard which was really important and better than anything that anyone else's Dad did. Isk wasn't big enough to be a guard yet, Mother said. She said he would have to be at least five before he could be a guard.
Five! That was... that was ages away! That was more than he could count! He was supposed to be learning to count. Mother said he needed to concentrate more instead of thinking about what Dad and the other guards were doing. She said once that she'd get the Oracle to come and tell him off if he didn't concentrate, but Isk didn't know what the Oracle was when she said that and then she was cross that he didn't know what the Oracle was and then she'd told him and then he'd said that wasn't as exciting as being a guard and then she'd told him she gave up and gone off in a huff.
That had been aaages ago now though. At least two days. Mother wa