Every day at roll call, there would be a few more names that went unanswered, a few more wizards having fallen in the night. I would have been on clean up duty, but after seeing a female wizard’s head split open due to spending too long channelling power into an army thousands of miles away… Couldn’t do it.
So I stayed in the library, ‘researching’ for a spell that would win the war. Anything to avoid having to work or worse, fight in the war.
Yes, I was a coward. Guilty.
But hey, I actually found the spell, didn’t I…