55 word fiction: Oath of Allegiance

By joining the force, they took the oath of allegiance to the one whose honor was to be defended with distinction. If they had doubts, they would need to ask immediately lest they face the repercussions later. Since they weren’t supposed to be in the public eye, it was apt that they operated in secrecy.

Linking to Fandango One Word Challenge: Apt, Ragtag Daily Prompt: Distinction, Your Daily Prompt: Allegiance, Word of the Day Challenge: Honor and Daily Word Prompt: Doubt