~Good News, Bad News~
Good news: his surprise attack killed one monster.
Bad news: his surprise attack also destroyed the ground.
Consolation news: he managed to wrestle the second monster so that it was beneath him to take the brunt of the fall.
Current news: he was stuck at the bottom of an underground cavern with two dead monsters.
He hadn’t broken anything in the fall, but in trying to protect his gashed leg, he’d sprained the other one instead. Walking was a pain, so he stayed where he was and eyed the two little tunnels that branched off from the main cavern.
One of them might lead him back to the surface. Any other day, and he wouldn’t mind exploring, but with his legs the way they were now… the less useless walking he did the better.
His other option: the skeleton of a tall tree that stood almost all the way up to the opening. He could pull himself up the branches with his arms and save his legs for that last push to the surface. But if he fell…
He grabbed the lowest branch and pulled.
He didn’t want to think about that.
~The story continues in Foolish Boy~