Ember’s Heart #49

“You’re dead," Ember said. Her mother smiled, her white, pointed, teeth glowing against her darkness. “Of course I am. I trusted. The Scales are the way to life, and I strayed.” “Rot,” Ember said. “Tsk tsk tsk tsk. Such a baby. Still angry about Antan. Brathan warned me it wouldn’t make you stronger. He was right.”

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Ember’s Heart #48

There she was! Thank you, Ahttah. She didn’t leave. Ean saw Jin waving him over to where the Garagran was crouched next to the river a mere three felds above the dam. He slowed and motioned for both twins to head back to the palace while he approached Ember. “I couldn’t do it,” she said. …

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