Treasures and wonders the strange men promised to Quetzalo if only he showed them the source of the yellow metal.
It was too soft to make pots or weapons or anything useful with anyway. The gifts they offered, though, would give him the power to take what was rightfully his. Never again would his father overlook him. No more would Lelana look at him askance. He would rule with wisdom and indomitable power.
Captain Oliveras whispered to his second, “When the savage has shown us the way, see he is given what he deserves.” The corporal nodded with evil understanding.
This story was written for BlogFlash2012 Day 12: Greed. Due to an oversight, I got the prompts out of order, but decided to just forge on.