Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty nine

There was silence at his pronouncement. “Great Lord, you know the dangers of that place. How can you even think of forcing the Great Lady to go there with you?” Odilie asked. “There is no coercion in this, Odilie,” Lilavati said. “I have heard some of the tales. I know what evil dwells within that place. […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty six

The three hours passed too quickly for Lilavati’s taste. Once the storm was done, the camp was torn down faster than usual. They were back on the road within twenty minutes. It was still raining, so she wrapped herself in her rain cloak. “How are you faring, katali?” Manas asked. “I am cold,” Lilavati said. “But […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty five

Ariane swiftly left the tent. “So what truly led to this?” Ludger asked. “My desire to take her to my bed in more than the simple way of sleeping up against her,” Manas said. Lilavati felt her cheeks go warm. “Also my thoughts on the Halls of the Damned.” Lilavati heard the not so subtle […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty four

Lilavati awoke to find Manas at her back, as usual. She sat up, wincing as she pushed herself up. She glanced down to see an angry red mark on her left wrist where the bracelet with her tiger charm usually was. She frowned, and patted around the bedding for it. Her hand encountered the braided […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty two

It was Manas shaking her that broke the hold of the vision. “Katali, Lilavati, what happened? Your tiikeri was so loud I’m certain even those outside heard her, and you were sobbing and calling out something.” Lilavati was still sobbing. She clung to him, heedless now of the storm, as the gruesome vision replayed itself before […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty one

Ludger chivvied the cold, wet servants and guards into setting things up quickly. Lilavati retrieved the tent she now shared with Manas and put it up herself. “I have seen it done enough times to know how to manage it on my own,” she said at Manas’ curious look. “However, it does not furnish itself […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part sixty

The rain returned that afternoon. Lilavati pulled up the hood of her newly crafted rain cloak. “I will continue to remind you of your promise to Dieter and his companions until you reward them properly,” she said, brushing one damp length of hair behind her ear. “I made a promise to them?” Manas asked. She […]

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