First: Running in the Bear Empire
Deline skidded around a corner that was far too slick, looked down at the ground and realized that she was slipping on blood. Her stomach turned. There were two Claws on the ground, people she knew, and another one she didn’t know. One of them was still breathing.
“I’ll see what can done. Go.”
They finished the sprint to the nursery to find the doors barricaded, a spiky curtain-rod and two swords poking out at them from between pieces of furniture. On the ground, another stranger was down.
“Well done,” Deline breathed. “Lerthin?”
“Lady Dedenarrion? Lady, is it—” Continue reading