Chapter 12-18, Book One: Tesdes (and Kekdela)
“You! You, come here, would you? Come here.”
The girl grabbing Tesdes’ arm was dressed in such elaborately tailored clothes that he was surprised that she could move. Her overvest was to her knees on one side and above her hip on the other, and closed with what had to be fifty teeny pearl buttons – and that was just one layer.
She was going to find the uniform she was carrying very boring, he thought.
That was secondary. She was grabbing. Grabbing! His arm. He looked at her hand, looked at his arm, looked back at her hand.
She dropped his arm and shook her head. “People! All right, yes, we don’t technically know each other, but you’re Tesdes, right?” Continue reading