Coffee

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COFFEE
By Geoffrey Owen
Only the stars provided a glimmer of illumination through the unseasonably cold air of the Italian night. The moon had made a brief appearance, but had retreated from the sky over an hour hence.

Two lone guards prowled the empty stretch of cobbled street that ran along the sidewall to their Lord’s residence. Bundled in their cloaks with their caps pulled down over their ears, the steam of their breath billowing in the occasional pool of lantern light, the pair trudged slowly back and forth. Only where they met, at the locked sally port in the center of the wall, did they occasionally exchange a curt word.

The two met afore the gate yet again. The older guard gave a grunt and promptly turned to begin his next circuit. The young pup of a guard paused. Something had tickled his senses and he nervously licked his lips before quietly calling out, “Wait! Do you smell coffee?”

“Wha...?” started the older guard as he turned around, but that is all he gets out as a silver flash of cold steel bursts out of the darkness.

The young pup just stands there wide-eyed and jaw agape. The sword arcs back and its pommel smashes into his skull with a crunch.

Then there is only darkness.

And coffee.