Title: Frustrating Subjects Author: brodiew Characters: Alfred, Uhtred, Ealhswith, Leofic. Genre: Drama, action Fandom: The Last Kingdom (Netflix) Fan Fiction Summer Olympics Pentathlon 110 Word Dash Fool 'You are a fool.' - Alfred, King of Wessex (The Last Kingdom) As Uhtred left his study, Alfred, King of Wessex, model of decorum, civility, and, to his mind, fairness, kicked the leg of a chair causing it to impact the table holding numerous scrolls sending many to the floor. Arrogant, impetuous, lustful, and ignorant were words that filled Alfred's mind as he thought of the man who was at once a valuable asset and cumbersome liability. The anger he felt aggravated his stomach and he sat, alone, after demanding the room be cleared. His feelings regarding Uhtred disquieted him. He wanted the man as a warrior, but also as a Christian brother. He wanted the uncultured brute to be a Saxon!