Rebellion - Chapter Twelve: RiftRebellion - Chapter Twelve: Rift by illiithin
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Yochelle woke early the next morning, ignoring the other occupant of her blankets as she slowly dressed and brushed her hair.
Zenth was still standing outside, and she smirked as she pushed through the entrance to the tent. "How was your night, Zenth?"
The soldier's jaw tightened, but he offered nothing as he narrowed his eyes.
"Come now, isn't it time you admitted it? You do love me." she smiled, coming in front of him to look into his eyes. "That's the only explanation for how you're acting right now."
The red eyes hardened as he glared up at her, and Yochelle couldn't stare him down. Her eyes drifted to the left as she gritted her teeth. "Answer me!" she screamed, slapping him across the face.
Zenth didn't move for a few moments, but his eyes had filmed over with anger when he slowly turned back to face her.
"You disgust me." he hissed, then spun and walked off into the camp.
Yochelle was left astonished. She had never heard his voice before, and to have those as the first words...
Rebellion - Chapter Seven: SacrilegeRebellion - Chapter Seven: Sacrilege by illiithin
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Yochelle woke to the sound of a whetstone against a blade, and she drowsily opened her eyes.
The hook horror's body lay crumpled in the corner, lying atop a dried smear of blood. She shuddered involuntarily, then turned her attention to Zenth, who was sharpening his bastard sword across the small alcove from her.
"How long has it been?" she asked, not moving to sit up.
"A day or so." he shrugged. "You should eat."
Taking the rations that he passed to her, the prophetess ate until she was satisfied, then rolled on her side to face him. "Now, about the hook horror..."
"It was nothing..." he motioned quickly, as if embarrassed. "You don't need to thank me."
Yochelle scoffed. "I wasn't going to thank you, you pompous imbecile. I was going to ask you what took so long. I almost died."
Zenth lowered his head so that all she could see was his clenched teeth. "You deceived me."
She chuckled. "Didn't you see the blood? Weren't there tracks?"
"Of the rat, no