Denouement (Part 18 of The Archeress)
He looked much older and more frail than she ever remembered before.
“So what will you do? Killing your Master is a mortal sin.”
“I’ve already killed my student today, tasked with killing his master. Sins are not scarce it would seem. Chagga was barely more than a boy.”
“And he wouldn’t have been endangered had the plan succeeded. But he might have given you pause.”
“You were wrong again.” She stepped from the window, blade flashing to her hand.
His lunge was too slow. Blood sprayed once again.
She swung out the window as voices rang in the corridor.
Part 1: Preparation