Last time on Grog the Destroyer, Children's Librarian, Grog found an old friend in the library while searching for a way back to his home land.
Grog gripped the shoulders of his old friend so hard his old friend's old bones cracked a little. Ben, also known as Lecher the Thief from the land of Y'eabud, stared at his old friend and teared up a little.
"I never gave up hope you would find me, Grog," Old Ben said.
"Where have you been, Lecher?" Grog said.
"Call me Ben. I have been here so long its the only name I know. And while it's good to hear it from friendly lips, it's kinda a creepy word here, so let's just be cool. A bad kind of creepy. Also, don't steal. They throw you in a box and when they can't identify you… They have a system and it is easy to get lost," Ben said.
"When was it I last saw you? The Palace of Virginal Glory? When you sere stealing of Jem of Servant Blood?" Grog said.
Ben said, "Our last adventure was to the Tower of Sacred Wishes. I left you with that elephant man…"
"Yes! He said he could gran t me wishes but he only wanted to suck my cock."
"When I left you there I found a cave near the tower. Inside I found a glowing pool of green water. Thinking something inside might be shining and making the pool glow, I leaned too far over and fell in."
"And you found yourself here?"
"No, no. I went back to the tower and the Thorn and her minions were there. You saw, at least I remember you there, leaning out of the window yelling 'this elephant man wants to suck my cock.' I wasn't sure you saw me, but you saw the Thorn."
"She attacked the Tower. The elephant pervert was killed by her archers. Then she began throwing out the portals before escaping to Arathorn where I followed her. I did not know you were there."
"I awoke, here, outside the library fifty-two years ago."
"Fifty-two years? What have you been doing?"
Ben shrugged. "For a while I stole things. Got locked up. Little box. It is at the same time more simple and more difficult in this world. The people are trusting and gentle, yet their weapons are complex and horrific. Hard. They call their magic technology and base it on principles of the world rather than of the gods."
"That means little to me. I must leave this world. It smells of flowers," Grog said.
"Yes, I imagine. But there is no magic. None. I have looked all over, worked for many governments and people claiming to be shamans and witches. Their priests, they do not even sleep with women. This world is inescapable, Grog."
"What does this book say?" Grog said. He pointed to the illustrations and the text.
Ben shook his head. "It's all the things i told Prim to write down about our world. I was hoping someone would see it and know."
Grog sighed and pushed the book away.
"There is more. They-" Ben stopped as the doors to the stairs opened.
Naomi and Chris walked through the doors and right to the two men.
"We need you to give up your sword, Grog," Chris said. His voice shook but he looked Grog in the eye.
"No," Grog said.
"We have children in the building," Naomi said.
"Then they should not attack me," Grog said.
"Why would they attack you?" Naomi said.
Grog sighed and rolled his eyes at Ben. "Children often attempt to attack me. It is because I am the strongest and they test themselves. No reason to worry. I will not shed blood in this house of worship. Unless they provoke me."
Naomi stood staring. She said, "I don't believe half of what I just heard."
"I will teach the children pain if they attack," Grog said.
"Give us the sword or leave," Naomi said.
Ben stepped forward, putting his old body between the librarians and the barbarian. He said, "I can vouch for Grog. He's an honorable man, in his own way. He will not harm your weak children. Please let him stay."
Chris said, "Sorry, Ben. We called the lawyer. He said its a liability. If it was fake, maybe with foam or whatever, but that thing's sharp as hell."
"It's that Rosa complaining," Ben said.
"Sorry," Chris said. He did not seem sorry. The library director seemed as if he wished to be far off in a small cabin reading about book that had a man like Grog in it rather than facing off. He had drawn strength from the earlier confrontation but reality had ensued. If the big man started waving around the sword, Chris would die.
The four stood in silence. Grog would not yield. Ben waited to back his friend's play. Chris felt like going to the bathroom. Naomi pulled out her phone and just in case dialed nine and one and then waited.
From downstairs, even through the stairway doors, a child screamed. Naomi dialed the final "one" and called the police.
"It was not me," Grog said and began to move.
Thank you for reading and searching with Grog. Come back next week for some action packed action. Might change this to Grog the Children's Barbarian... I dunno. Oh, and if you wanna draw Grog, I'm tottally down.