MARKED – 3.8
It was a relief to be out of the lunch room, and the closer Nilien got to the classrooms, the more excited she became.
“How long do you think it will take for me to learn how to detect poison?” she asked Lorque.
“Oh, not much time at all.” Lorque waved off the question with a breezy gesture. “You’re clever. You’re going to be caught up to us right away, just you see.”
“Do they teach much theory? How it all works? I want to know how the pieces all go together. I want to be able to protect myself,” she added in a much quieter voice. She didn’t want another incident like with Thesri. “Nobody else might believe it, but I really am worried.”
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