Once and Future
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by Mercedes Lackey
Category: Fantasy/Alternate History
Description: Excalibur came to Michael, told him he was King Arthur reborn, and showed him all the good he could do in the world. It is said that those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it. What about those who do remember?
eBook Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 1995 Excalibur
eBookwise Release Date: March 2008
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [22 KB]
Reading time: 10-15 min.
Michael O'Murphy woke with the mother of all hangovers splitting his head in half, churning up his stomach like a winter storm off the Orkneys, and a companion in his bed.
What in Jaysus did I do last night?
The pain in his head began just above his eyes, wrapped around the sides, and met in the back. His stomach did not bear thinking about. His companion was long, cold, and unmoving, but very heavy.
I took a board to bed? Was I that hard up for a sheila? Michael, you're slipping!
He was lying on his side, as always. The unknown object was at his back. At the moment it was no more identifiable than a hard presence along his spine, uncomfortable and unyielding. He wasn't entirely certain he wanted to find out exactly what it was until he mentally retraced his steps of the previous evening. Granted, this was irrational, but a man with the mother of all hangovers is not a rational being.