Ever since Duke Kedu’s disappearance following his quarrel with the wizard Drawzi, Rego the Ogre had terrorised the town.
The day Kajar visited, the people told of human sacrifices and pleaded for help.
Kajar agreed, and, sword hidden beneath a maiden’s cloak, waited on the sacrificial altar.
Rego soon appeared, but was surprised as the ‘maiden’ thrust a blade into him.
Equally surprised, Kajar watched Rego transform into Kedu. “Drawzi’s spell is broken. Thank you.”
My entry in the November 2021 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Genre: Speculative Fiction