by Wuff Al
“Not easy stepping out of the comfort zone. But I had no choice. Father was hacked to death when I was four. Two years later, Mother was thrown off the cliff. Then, my village was run over by bandits. I counted myself lucky that I was let off by Master. He might be nasty to punch me every other day, but he gave me food and shelter. He might be mean to poke me from behind every other night, but he gave me guns to play with. One day, he gave me men to shoot at. I felt powerful. One night, while in bed, he told me he was assigning me a special task. He would make me the head of his second army if I succeed. I was reluctant to leave him and his ways. The next day, Master hauled me up and shouted at me to be a man. I nodded. With my gun, I was on my way. The enemies were smart. They had guards all over the place. I told myself I was smarter and I would complete my mission. I walked up to one guard and shoved the diamonds into his hands. I said I had more for the chief. He took me to him. I bowed to him before stabbing him on the chest. The rest is history and I’m your leader now……”
The army of boys marvelled at their twelve-year-old master, eager to wait for their turn to be uncovered by him.