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From Hammer of the Gods: Some time has passed since last week’s snippet, and Teodora’s envoy Livilla has just taken General Mattila’s army out from under her. Teodora’s daughter Elektra has been staying with Mattila since her escape from and betrayal of Braeden. Now Livilla asks Elektra to come back to the capital with her. Edited from the published version.
Elektra hesitated. She didn’t want to stay with Mattila a moment longer, but didn’t want to return to her old life either.
She glanced at Mattila; hatred burned in her eyes. It was likely all for her mother, but it wasn’t wise to stay and find out. She edged along the wall until she was out of Mattila’s reach, and ran to Livilla and the shelter of the guards.
“Stupid girl,” Mattila spat, while Elektra cowered into Livilla’s arms. “This old hag and your mother will never let you do anything worthwhile. Don’t let them turn you into their creature; you can do so much more.”
Elektra felt tears welling up, wondering how the general understood her greatest fear, but realized she wouldn’t stay. She’d suffered for her mother’s actions before, and didn’t want to endure that again.
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