“Queen Metera’s forces are amassing to the west, my Lord!” shouted a red-faced general. “They send threats to decimate our battalion, and they have the numbers on their side. We must retreat.”
Lord Yardley knew retreat meant losing the war to the Metrics, and the Imperials would be forever gone from the world. There would be no cowardice this day. It was madness, but that was the Imperial system. He turned to his generals and slapped the red one across the face for good measure.
“Don’t give them an inch.”
Writing prompt today was “Ruler.”