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From Hammer of the Gods: Last week, Elektra betrayed Braeden to the enemy. Fortunately for him, the person sent to bring him in is Franca Dura, an old friend. Franca is mad at him, since Braeden’s rescue of Kendryk got their whole unit into trouble, but not mad enough to see him executed. Edited from the published version. Franca is speaking:
“I’m not bringing you in. I wanted to at first, but now that I see you, I can’t do it.”
So he wasn’t prepared when she tackled him. He hit the ground with a thud, and then she was on him, landing a heavy punch to his jaw. His head exploded with pain, but he laid back and didn’t struggle. He’d taught her how to punch like that. He was ready for another blow, but it never came.
“I hate that I can’t do it,” she whispered through clenched teeth, still straddling him, “but you’re the closest thing I ever had to a father, and mostly, you were a good one. And after what happened to Janna and the little ones, I don’t blame you for trying something crazy. I half wanted to myself.”
If you haven’t read Valley of the Shadow, Braeden and Janna married and had two kids, but they all died when Teodora destroyed the city where they were living. Braeden rescued Kendryk by way of getting back at Teodora, which is why he was already in trouble before kidnapping Elektra.
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