Drabble: The Only Way by Nathan Rokus

by specklit

The knight lay on the bed. He coughed blood. His gashes were deep and bruises littered his body.

“Doctor,” asked the knight. “Can you do anything to help me?”

“I fear the wounds are too deep for an ordinary cure. Luckily, I have a few tricks up my sleeves.” The doctor gave an ant to the knight. “Kill this ant. It’s the only way.”

The knight squished the insect between his fingers. All his wounds suddenly disappeared and he felt full of life.

“I feel great, Doctor!”

“Of course, you have just leveled up.”

Author’s Note: The only way to understand video games logic is to not think about it.


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