It’s been a week and a half and the days have been growing longer and longer with the tasks you have been assigned.
Shear the sheep, cut the grass, clean the stables, milk the females, but all you want to do is run in the vast green, and herd some sheep. All you want is the sheep. Even with your increased stamina, you find the mundane workload difficult to keep up with. Not physically, but mentally.
Today's task being ‘turn the soil’ and you sure are beginning to feel it. The ram working parallel to you, yet way farther than you can imagine going in one day. He stops and takes a break to wipe the sweat from his brow.
“Ye all good lad?” He yells from ahead. You nod happily and continue, trying not to show a sign of exhaustion.
You think to yourself, how can this muscular lion body be so bad at these kinds of slow droning and repeating tasks. Your body feels like it has the energy to do way more, but your strength and mental stamina feel compromised. “How can he do this to me? Yeah I have this place to stay for free, but do I really want to do this kind of work?” The entire day you ponder your dissatisfaction.
That night during dinner, you turn your utensils in your hands, the same daily haggis has even become dissatisfying to you now.
“How’s the day lad? Ye get yer fill of labor now-”
“Actually.” You interrupt, eager to let your thoughts be finally known. “I think I’d prefer some work herding.. I want to be a real shepard, like you!”
“Oh do you now lad? HA! Well I thought you would be cut out for anything, so t’s what I gave ya. But since you want to spend yer days running around with some dumb sheep then so be it!”
Wow, you didn’t think it would be this easy.
“I guess that’s the power of communication” you think to yourself.
“You can begin tomorrow!”
The two of you spend the rest of the night discussing tasks, dangers, successes, and all you’d need to know to prepare yourself to be the best shepard possible!
Written by Driftingdragon on 02 October 2019