Tiger, Tiger – Part sixteen

Photo via Visual hunt Manas’ eyes widened, and he brushed his free hand lightly over his belt, where the flask was hooked next to his dagger. “Has this ever happened before?” he asked. “Never,” Lilavati said. She felt sick as she watched a boy no older than Kavi have his intestines torn out of his body […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part fifteen

Photo via Visual hunt It was harder staying in the saddle than Lilavati guessed it would be. It wasn’t more than an hour after breaking camp before she was regretting her choice. Manas rode up next to her. “You shouldn’t be riding, my dark scholar,” he said. “I will not be put in a cart, as […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part fourteen

Photo via Visual hunt Manas set Lilavati down on a pile of blankets, which his men hastily threw together for her. He left her to rest as the camp continued to shift around her back into the efficient traveling group it had been the previous day. She lifted her face up, feeling the sun warm her […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part eleven

Photo via Visual hunt The liquid seared her throat and burned its way down into her stomach. Lilavati choked and spluttered, gasping for breath. Manas shifted his grip so he could keep her propped up. “How long will it take to work?” he asked. “It depends, Great Lord,” Ludger said. “On how much of the poison […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part ten

Photo via Visual hunt Manas pulled the scarf from around his neck and tore it into two pieces. He wrapped them around Lilavati’s hands, trying to stop the bleeding. She started shaking. Her lungs were on fire and her chest was too tight. She tried to cough but her throat closed off and she couldn’t get […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part eight

Photo via Visual hunt Lilavati knew Sieglinde was watching her as she worked, so she took great care not to embarrass herself by doing something so stupid as cut or burn her fingers. “Great Lady, how did you learn to cook?” Sieglinde asked from her corner. “My family was reluctant to let me eat with […]

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Tiger, Tiger – Part Three

Photo via Visual hunt One of her father’s slaves had already laid out a nightgown and turned down her coverlet. Lilavati slipped out of her clothes. She went to the large basin of water in the corner. She used the soft rag there to wash the dust of the day from her body, whispering prayers […]

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Tiger, Tiger

Photo via Visual hunt Lilavati walked among her people, ignoring the stares. She was used to them. She knew why they were there. She’d heard the comments before. How could someone with such an ugly face move so gracefully? That was the predominant one. No man will wed her, which is a pity because the gods gave […]

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Wolf sister

Photo via Visual Hunt Helena scratched behind Aso’s ears as her father continued yelling. It’s okay, Aso. He’s going to wind down soon. He always does, Helena told the wolf through their telepathic bond. His scent is different today, Wolf Sister. I do not like it, Aso replied. Her hackle were up and she was growling […]

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