He tried to kick, but his feet were tied to an old wood table. He tried to punch, but his arms were restrained by a man. No, not a man, a half man, half wolf with deep gray fur. A creature with only a hint of humanity illuminated by dim candlelight.
“It is December 23rd.” A second, red-furred creature growled. “You are his scout!”
“Just to assess the threat of your kind in the region. I don’t know his schedule. I’m not even supposed to check in until after Christmas!” The elf tried to hold back a whimper.
As an advanced scout for the timeless saint, he had received interrogation training. But the stakes in training only involved a letter grade.
Credits: "Cold Moon Christmas" by Tim Norman & Nathan James Norman as The Brothers Norman Nathan James Norman