“Mage,” grumbled a nearby guard, “Do ya EVER stop talking?”
“When I’m asleep,” Jex shot back, unruffled by the annoyed tone, “although I’ve been told occasionally, not even then.”
“Eyes alert, the both of you,” ordered Captain Bohlale. He rode between the two, thumping his man on the back of the head and shooting Jex a frown.
“Oh, right, because we’re in so much danger here. Out in the open. In the ass-end of nowhere,” the mage scoffed.
“I’m surprised you still have all your teeth, what with you making such a ready target of em all the time.” snapped the captain. “But dun’a think I won’t thump you, too, Mouth,”
‘Mouth’ had become a rather catching nickname over the past days, much to the mage’s displeasure.
“The ladies have always enjoyed my mouth.” Jex snickered and ducked his head, dodging the first blow.
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