So this was my tourney entry, now it's just a freebuild.
It was by coincidence that the master and apprentice were reunited. In fact, the apprentice wasn't even aware of the reunion. As it happened, the boy had been trained for years by The Masked (or at least the character representing him in the tourney). After the boy had turned 18, they had parted ways. Now, 2 years later, they found themselves together again. The apprentice was stopping 6 armed soldiers from passing on the road. It was by sheer coincidence that the master was waiting just off the path to ambush the soldiers.
"Stop!" the apprentice shouted, though it sounded more like a plea.
The soldiers stopped, but only because the young man was in the way.
"Out of our way, boy," the soldier in the front said.
"You don't want trouble."
The Masked (or his representative :P) waited. He wondered if his apprentice was prepared for this challenge. He had always taught him to use his wits.
"You're right, sir, we want no trouble. And neither do you! We're here to warn you about the ambush ahead! The Rainosians, they're waiting at the village for you, they'll kill you!"
The master raised an eyebrow. It was possible the soldiers would believe him, but they would question his intentions. Yet the master waited, wanting to see how his apprentice would handle the situation.
"Why would you tell us this?" the soldier asked, "you're lying!"
"No!" the apprentice said quickly, "no, I promise! If you don't believe me, I can prove it!"
The soldier narrowed his eyes. "Prove it then."
"Look, you know the two men that saved you and your men in the first battle you faced when you arrived hear? Or the second battle when a man saved your life from that orc?" the apprentice paused, "that was me."
The soldier paused for a moment. "It is you. I saw your eyes, and no one else knew of those men. What must we do?"
The master realized suddenly the brilliance of the plan. His apprentice had been helping them a little at a time for the past few weeks to give them a reason to trust them. Now, he could say whatever he wanted. One other thing that the master knew was that there were no Rainosians waiting at the town. In fact, all the warriors were gone from the village. His apprentice had used his wits to save a village. This man was truly worthy of being a knight.
Alright. So. Interesting story. Especially since I had about... 25 minutes (or so?) to think of it.