Thorvald’s Wyrd 021
“Hail, thou who hast spoken! Hail, thou that knowest!
“Hail, ye that have hearkened! Use, thou who hast learned!”
Smiling, One-Eye straightened and looked down into Thorvald’s glowing eyes. He blinked and for a moment scanned the futures, seeing a myriad in darkness and a myriad in light, uncounted successes and innumerable failures. As the sight faded and the Chosen One’s face came back to the fore of his vision, Odin wondered if his gift had changed the balance in any meaningful way, but realized it didn’t matter. The song had given Thorvald hope, and what else could be important?