48313 / 50000 words. 97% done!
25283 / 25000 words. 101% done!
And the last line of that – “Thus, it is my sad but requisite duty to apologize to you for the danger this school has, through our failure, placed you in.”
For a moment, the spell she had on the audience broke.
23000 / 25000 words. 92% done!
And last night’s last lines:
“If I had captured you? Do you think about that? If you’d been over my saddle, if I’d dragged you south to the islands with me? If you’d been my war-bride?”
“Yes.” She laid her answer out as starkly as she could: honest, and with her fear un-hidden. “Yes. And I don’t like it.”
“But you expect me to like being your prisoner?”
“No, not at all.”
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