He remembered back to when he was only seven, and Alistair was much less lazy. As a page, he had been taught the proper manners of a knight, and he also learned how to defend himself.
Yeah that's it. You're a quick learner Sterling.
He remembered back to when he was an ecstatic squire. He had learned countless new things when he first turned fourteen, such as how to properly care for a horse and how to polish armor and swords.
Sterling, you were meant to be a knight. You're a natural!
And now he was here. Sneaking out of the palace to defeat the EVIL DRAGON OF DOOM. He felt bad for abandoning his post as a squire, but alas, there was no turning back now.
I can't believe I've been living at the castle for eight years now. But I have to protect the citizens and follow the code of chivalry. I have to protect those who are defenseless and cannot protect themselves.
So with a heavy heart, Sterling departed the castle and set off for the lair of the EVIL DRAGON OF DOOM.
He walked for three days, resting during the daytime and traveling during the night. Finally, he arrived at the lair of the EVIL DRAGON OF DOOM.
He cautiously approached the broken down castle and entered.
This is it. There's definitely no turning back now.