CHAPTER 11: STILL FIGHT AND I DON’T KNOW WHY
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was the single most idiotic thing you could have done.”
boy crouched in the paddock, his face in his hands. He didn’t dare peek between
his fingers to see the damage, there was more than enough to account for
within. Five had shrunk to two with the expenditure of magic, and it had been
for nothing. The jewel was still bonded to her. He could sense it just as much
as he could sense his own.
can’t be rid of your bonds,” the voice crooned by his ear. A talon trailed down
his scalp from the top of his head to the base of his neck. “And you can’t get
rid of hers either.” The talons dug into the base of his neck and he caught his
lip between his teeth to silence himself. He would not scream for the creature.
now three of the shells are dead. You have decreased my harvest. Quite a shame,
she could have had a few more years before I incorporated her.”
worthless to you now, you can’t–”
slashed across his fingers, dragging them from his face.
human child lay splayed on the grass, skin still glowing from the aftereffects
of the spell. Spun gold curls cushioned her head, and one wound forward from her
forehead a few inches.