*** Beowulf and the Dragon 2***
At King Beowulf’s Castle the King waits
His strongest and most trusted warrior is on his way
Oblivious to what has come to happen
Wiglaf walks in without delay
"My King, why have you summoned me?"
"I came as swiftly as I could"
"Is it something that could not wait"
"But I am here now, sire, as I should"
"Wiglaf, my most trusted of all"
"I'm glad you could come with great haste"
"A foul beast has come this way"
"And laid parts of my kingdom to waste."
"Wiglaf I ask thee to aid my endeavor"
"To strike this beast down and end its terror"
"I requested the aid of a warrior great"
"To help us and determine this beast's fate"
"This warrior comes from far and wide"
"To heed my request to end this threat"
"Renowned for strength and capable skills"
" Alania, should be here by sunset."
Wiglaf had heard this name before
And wondered: Am I not enough?
Why seek the help outside of the nation
I doubt he's really that tough
Sunset came and so did Alania
to Wiglaf's surprise she was a woman
of the three men sent only one returned
Left of him was hardly a swordsman
Wiglaf laughed out loud and said:
"A woman? The great Alania is female"
"Go home little miss or lay down on your back"
"Leave now, you women are too frail"
"You wouldn't last a second against me"
"Skinny build and hardly any muscle"
"I doubt you could survive a night with me"
"You can't be a warrior noble"
Alania’s eyes flashed and body stiffened
Her hand went to her blade hilt
“Were I not a guest in your King’s castle”
“Jackal, there would be blood spilt”
“As for lasting against you in combat”
"We can clear the hall for a test”
“You awkward bull, it wouldn’t take long”
“For me to show you who is best”
“A night with you, ill bred Norseman”!
“Will only happen in your dreams”
“For a man with little skill to offer”
“You set your aim high it seems”
“It wasn’t my king that felt the need”
“To call on a warrior from outside”
“If you wish to polish my weapons, boy”
“I’ll let you go along for the ride”
“Polish your weapons? Impudent wench”!
“You couldn’t heft my blade”
“I’ll teach you to know your place, woman”
“I’ll not leave your insult unpaid”
The two proud warriors crouched low
In classic combat stance
Each drew a dagger from their belt
And slowly began to advance
King Beowulf laughing, crossed the room
To stand between the two
“If either of you takes the others head”
“For warriors what shall I do”?
“I need both of you alive and well”
“We must track down the beast”
“The gamers have followed it to its lair”
“And on the morn we ride east”
“Wiglaf, Captain Alania is a soldier”
“And in our realm, a guest”
“You will accord her rank the respect due”
“Whilst she is on this quest”
“Alania, Captain Wiglaf meant no offense”
“His manner may be a bit rough”
“The dragon that plagues my lands must die”
“And mine captain is battle tough”
Both warriors return their daggers to their belts
King Beowulf laughing at them butting heads
Challenging looks being exchanged over small distance
The two mighty warriors are known to be hotheads
The King asks them to eat and sleep
They will be leaving at dawn
They need to be strong and fit
The tired Alania agrees and walks on
Wiglaf looks at her with a nasty grin
Alania simply passes him by and sticks out her tongue
It only makes him more angry and she knows
Exactly what she is doing and has done