I had bested the troll, as I always had, and had it backed against the rocks, its club broken several yards away. But then...I did something I had never done before.
I looked it in the eyes. And I saw something there. Something disturbing.
All my life, I had been so sure of my role in life. I was the hero, I was the one who traveled the realms slaying monsters, defeating dragons, and protecting those in need.
But today, when I looked the troll in the eyes, I saw myself in them. And not the myself that I saw. But rather, as he saw me. In his eyes, *I* was the monster that had to be defeated. And I can not say that he was wrong.