I'm a physical wreck and he wants to wash my back. A likely story." Jerry," Bev's voice came from the other room, dripping with false sincerity, "I need your help with the dinner." Nobody loves me. I'll see you later, Sara." And Jerry disappeared, followed by a happy shriek from Bev. When she was showered and dry, Sara walked out to where she had left her suitcase. Bev said, "It's in the bedroom, love. Sorry, I forgot to tell you. Feeling better?" Some," Sara said, "moving's hard," and went back to the bedroom to put on a red-and-white-checked shirt that covered her to just below her buttocks and returned to the living room. She fell back into the chair she had occupied earlier. Jerry came to her and took her hand, "Come lie on the couch. I'll rub your back." Sara let herself be drawn to the other side of the room and lay down. Jerry pulled her shirt up, and Sara lifted herself and undid the buttons so he could take it off altogether. He gave her a very good massage. When he stopped,. "What he said was true. The orcs had completely destroyed the kingdom of Elis-tireal. The fields had been burned, the buildings razed to their foundations. The men were slain, every male adult or c***d had been slain. The women of breeding age had been enslaved and dragged to the Griffin's Nest but younger girls had been fed to the Wulfgar. The only survivors left behind were elderly women and they weren't expected to last long. Just long enough to pass the word of what had happened to the next caravan."Now orc take women!" He roared and crowd along with him. They were already worked up into what the humans described as a blood frenzy. The brutes were roaring into the night, Gabriella had heard of such things from the men in her village. It was the kind of story mother's told their c***dren to make them behave."You would not dare lay a single foul digit on my fair flesh. If I am not returned unharmed all of the seven lor- " She didn't get a chance to finish that sentence before he.