Odhil entered the
camp. In disgust he looked around and saw lots of mud, a small training ground
and some little cabinets that were meant for them to sleep in.
Odhil was a landowner. He wasn't a farmer himself and their for he wasn't entitled
to stay home.
Irritated to leave everything in hands of his niece, who was capable
enough, he had went to the one place he had wanted to avoid when he became
was angry with the state and was going to get himself disqualified so that
he could go back to his lands and the people on it.
But it wasn't that easy. The only doctor here was a brother of his leader
Even more irritated, he walked towards his leader and demanded that he was
realised from duties as soon as possible.
"Well... I can't do that.." Teiwaz said with a smile pulling at
the corners of his mouth
"Are you making fun of me now?" Odhil was almost yelling, hoping
that he could control himself just enough in front of his leader.
"Of course not." Teiwaz told him calmly. "I'm not letting
you go just because you asked it."
"What am I to do then?" Odhil asked sarcastically.
"Well it wouldn't be any fun if I told you now would it? Why don't
you get to know the others of the Aett? Then you can get settled in."
Smiling, he pointed at the door and Odhil could do nothing but follow his
Mumbling to himself, he dragged his suitcases and threw them on a bed.
"Hello! My name is Ehwaz, and this is Berkus. You're new here?"
He didn't ask it really. He looked at a young man and a boy.
"Don't get used of me, I'm planning on going very soon, if I only get
that idiot of a Teihwaz to listen to me."
"That idiot is my brother. Would you please don't talk about him that
way?" Ehwaz said with a cool voice.
"What are you going to do about that?" Controlling his anger, he
added "Sorry. I didn't know it was your brother."
Berkus started to laugh at the top of his longs. "What's so
funny?" He asked sharply to the boy.
When he was through with laughing, he said: "Well.. I think you'll
have to pay lots of attention to whom you talk around here. The Reikwaz
family is here with 9.. And 3 of them in this Aett."
With his mouth open, he stared at the boy with his twinkles in his eyes.
"Come Ehwaz.. Lets strain some more. I can't seem to get that one
move.." Berkus said to Ehwaz and both of them left.
What was that about? 9 kids? Who could live with that?
was alone again and he was getting rather calm, when he found out that
there was somebody else in the room.
"Who is there?" He asked, feeling his anger rise again.
"Oh just me... I came to take some papers."
"I didn't know the army had something to do with paper."
"Of course. I'm Mannaz." He sticked his hand out in mid air, and
waited until Odhil took it.
He shook his hand and said "Odhil."
"Oh you're the landowner who's making trouble."
"I wouldn't say trouble..." Odhil said
"That doesn't matter.. As long as you know that Teiwaz will probably
keep you here. You can better learn to like this place. Shall I show you
"You're a brother too? If it wouldn't be a problem."
"Of course I am. Come with me. I'll tell you all about me."
Grinning, he walked outside and Odhil followed him.
was a rather renewing face in this dark and boring place. He was smart and
good with numbers.
He became a good friend of Odhil and that was all to make Odhil have a
They could spend hours talking about his lands and profits.
He wondered if after their time, Mannaz would come with him and help him
get even richer than he was now. Although money wasn't the most important
thing for him, he did like the sight of it.
he wasn't talking to Mannaz, he was training with all sorts of weapons.
Teiwaz had became a leader in his eyes, although he wouldn't admit that,
and he even thought his days were going fast.
was even surprised when they were all gathered and were told to go to war.
Getting on his horse and riding next to Mannaz, he even forgot about his
But he would have to wait even longer now until he would be able to get to
his lands. They took a detour to another world, riding on the back of a