Chapter 24: Disparity
After lunch with Marianne and before going to bed for a few hours of sleep before sunset, Bog went down to the dungeons to check on the guards he’d leant to the Fairy Kingdom.
There hadn’t been anything new to report yesterday or the day before, once all the prisoners had regained consciousness, but that could change quickly.
In three more days, Bog intended to replace half the guards’ number with fresh guards from the Forest. Weekly rotations would hopefully keep any goblin from becoming too stressed, or worse, growing complacent and unobservant and neglecting their duties. There was a reason no one was supposed to be assigned to a particular patrol route or checkpoint or watch post for more than a month at a stretch.
“No one else could be as admired as me! I’m everyone’s favourite guy! Everyone’s awed and inspired by me – and it’s not very hard to see why!"
Bog grimaced. If Roland kept singing, stress was going to be a greater concern than complacency.