It was just two warriors this day. I’d made an effort to make my food long lasting, the meat salted, the bread hard, the fruit dried. I spoke with the female as she paid, while her companion loaded up their mule.
“So, uh Ma’am, why do you female warriors wear such skimpy armor? Compared to your male companions, I mean?”
She smiled softly.
“Because the ones you see in ‘skimpy armor’ are warriors that rely on speed. Other women wear full plate. Right Susanna?”
Her companion muttered in a clearly female voice.
The one paying calmly took back her money.