King Arthurs Army - part 5 - Part five, I am currently in the middle of writing part 6 from a computer this time! I ran around the corner and saw arrows protruding out of a homemade archery target. 90% of the arrows in the centre bullseye. I looked around for the source of the scream and I saw Emery standing there with a big grin brandishing her mouth. I asked her if she had heard that scream. "The only scream around here was mine, I split an arrow in half by shooting it with another one, I was so excited I screamed like a little girl!" I sighed of relief and smiled back. I looked at her uniform and pondered wether I would be granted a uniform to. "Do I got a uniform to?" "Thanks for reminding me, we better go get you one!" Emery walked me a few hundred meters towards the outskirts of the small city. We arrived at the towns brand new stables where the Army's equipment was stored along with horses and carriages. Emery pulled out a bronze key and rattled a chest open with some miscellaneous objects, some things that were contained; uniforms, extra food, some horse shoes, tools and some basic equipment for survival. Emery pulled out a uniform that she guessed was about my size. I went around the corner not wanting her to drool over my stunning body and got changed. "How does it feel?" "It fits quite snug, maybe a bit loose around the waist but it feels good to actually have some real clothes!" We both laughed, locked up the chest and departed towards the hall. Today the King was opening a new bakery which very little would be able to buy from, again the king only helping the wealthy. Emery told me some of the basics to bring; water, weapon, some small armor and alertness. I grabbed my small dagger, a medium sized sword, a put on a small leather breastplate underneath my new uniform and a hand crafted rope with small weights patterned along the length. We headed off to the entrance of the town hall and we were greeted by the city guards and the King. Two other anonymous foot soldiers accompanied the King's escort. These soldiers had broad shoulders, lot's of chain armor and evil in their eyes. I didn't feel to comfortable around them, I decided to keep an eye on them. As we walked to the town centre I saw one of the men lift his arms into a fist and it looked like he was going to slam them right into the King's head. Without thinking I jumped towards him and took the hefty man out by the waist. Everyone stopped and looked towards me with a puzzled look. The man got up and kept his cool while whispering obscenities under his breath towards me. The King asked me why I did that, I tried to explain to him I only meant good, I said it looked like he was going to smash you across the head with his fists. The King made his way towards the man and interrogated him, the man tried to act innocent and say there was a bug on top of his head. The king was buying it. The man didn't know that and started sprinting towards the woods. Luckily those are the woods that I have explored almost every day since I could walk. Emery and I took off weaving between the relentless trees. I knew Emery had a good aim but she kept hitting the trees, almost as if on purpose. I thought now would be a good time to use that rope, just before I threw it one of Emery's arrows whizzed at an extremely fast speed over the mans left shoulder. I had never thrown the rope before so my aim was off and the rope with attached weights sailed over his head and hit the tree in front of him. The run-away looked around and my stare burrowed into him and he staggered for a second. SMASH! The tree that my rope had hit was coincidentally the one hit by Emery's flying arrow, that accompanied by years of wear the tree crumbled, weakened and fell just missing the man. The tree was just enough to drift the man and he missed a fallen log under some undergrowth. We were on him in seconds. I pulled the rope out if the now fallen tree and expertly tied his hands together. I looked around and noticed the other guard was no where in sight. I yelled at Emery, "THE KING, WHO IS PROTECTING HIM!?" We both cursed. Emery volunteered and ran out if the aging forest and into the city. She ran into the town centre, the King was gone!