I cant imagine Penn taking that well.
Hasar whirled on Renia, who just stuck out a finger, pointing and roaring with laughter. Tears leaked from the womans eyes.Then Kashin tipped his head back and bellowed with amusement.
Yrene and Chaol did not dare move.Not until Hasar shoved away a servant whod flung himself into the pool to help her, crawled back onto the paved lip, and looked Yrene dead in the eye with the full wrath of all the mighty khagans before her.But then the princess snorted. I was wondering when youd grow a backbone.
She walked away, trailing water behind her, Renia howling again.Yrene caught Chaols stare—watched him slowly release the hand on his sword. Watched his pupils shrink again. Watched him realize …
They were not going to die.
With that, Yrene said quietly, I think its time for bed.Diana! Harper shouted, and chased after her. You cant just leave it like this. You cant just walk away!
Harper. Lydia grabbed Harpers arm, stopping her from running out of the sitting room. Thats enough. Shes helped as much as shes going to.We could hold her hostage and make her tell us, Marcy suggested from where she sat on the floor, still petting Thallo.
Theres nothing we have that could hold her if she didnt want to be held, and thats not how we do things, Lydia said. If she doesnt want to help us, we cant make her.Diana had gone back into the store, but Gemma couldnt just let it go. Not like that. She chased after her, and when Diana wouldnt stop, she grabbed the billowy sleeve of her dress, forcing Diana to turn back to her.