Once again, I've written most of this from memory, just using my notebook when necessary. We Throne Breakers are still on the run, and there are groups that are still after us. By intercepting the rite to start the next Holy Grail War, we've thrown the entire Throne of Heroes into chaos. Those that were loyal to the Rulers quickly showed their true colours and rose up and overthrew those in power.
Camelot was the first to fall, even with all of Arthur's power, she wasn't able to protect its walls. I don't know what happened to her, but I hope she escaped. Even from where we were, we could see its towers burning in the distance. It's been reduced to ash and rubble now. For the first time in centuries, these old heroes remembered what war was really like.
There've been armies. Right now, they're small, but over the last twelve days since we overthrew the Rulers, we've faced other Kingdoms, like ourselves. They're still small, thankfully, as there are too many heroes here for there to be any soldiers. Even in groups of a dozen, there's quickly dissent within the ranks and quickly, everything collapses.
We've fought off a lot of small Kingdoms. Rumour has it that we hold the Grail. We were supposed to claim it, but we were too late. We think it's with the humans, the mortals, where there's one human and a contracted Servant, looking for opponents that aren't there.
But they will come.
We need that grail. Alice and I aren't done yet. We're following William for now, and we're resting around the campfire. Alice is cooking some Jackaroos that we caught, and the smell is making my mouth water. I'm so glad that she's safe, but if we don't get that grail soon, there will be a reckoning.
We'll find a solution. Together, we can end this once and for all.
"Still writing in that old thing Tom?"
The Assassin finished his signature and looked up at the love of his life and met her smile. "Might as well." he said, tucking it into the folds of his robes. "I'm not running out of paper or ink anytime soon."
Alice smiled as William emerged from the trees. "Those oversized hares done?" He asked, approaching the fire.
"Just about." Alice said, glancing at Tom who shared an understanding shrug.
"Great." Will said, collapsing by the fire and removing his helmet. "We'll sleep in three hour shifts and leave at dawn. Tom, you okay to take the first watch?"
"Sure." The assassin said, reaching out as Alice passed him a huge chunk of meat on a stake. "Thanks." He said with a smile as Will reached out for his own meal.
"And make sure you actually get some sleep tonight." William told them, taking a bite out of Jackaroo. "No good passing around mana between yourselves if nothing's getting replenished. Thanks Alice." He added, looking at the witch with a smile.
"We'll find you a brothel when the cities stop burning." Alice told the Saber, which made him choke on his dinner.
She was back.
They were on the run, half of the Throne of Heroes out to kill them, the other half killing each other, they were hiding in the woods, but she was back.
It was a good night for Tom to be dead.