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(Content warning: Strong language, violence, killing)
I watched them disappear through the doorway and turned back to the staircase to head downstairs. Halfway down, the man who Master Abbott had instructed to do my background check entered through one of the other levels and began walking up the stairs in my direction.
What was his name? Sanders.
With only a few steps before we passed each other, the coolness from my invisibility vanished and I popped back into view without any warning. The man jumped back, his eyes widening before withdrawing a blade from the sheath on his waist.
We both paused and anticipated each other’s movements.
“I know you. You’re that foster girl. How did you do that?” he asked, his tone suspicious.
“I manifested my gift,” I replied, my eyes roaming over his body, looking for additional weapons. I saw a long blade across his back and a gun strapped to his thigh.
Thankfully, he hadn’t instinctively drawn his gun, otherwise, It would have been harder to incapacitate him.
“What do you think you are doing in this area? Initiates aren’t allowed here,” his baritone voice cut through the space between us.
“I had a meeting with Master Abbott,” I said, not caring that he would have been able to find out that was a lie since there was no way I could let him live now. He’d seen my invisibility and had caught me sneaking around. I just really hoped this guy wasn’t one of the good ones Papa had told me about.
He looked me up and down, undressing me with his eyes before grinning. “Well, maybe we can come to some kind of understanding and I won’t look too closely into that obvious lie you just told.”
Yuck. I’m literally covered in blood. How does he find me attractive right now?
I straightened my back, suddenly determined I was making the right decision, jumped down the stairs and kicked the blade out of his hand. He tumbled down the steps and lay sprawled on the landing, clutching his leg, which sat at an awkward angle.
“You bitch!” he spat. “I’m going to fucking kill you.”
I clambered to pick up his dropped blade as he pulled out his gun, pointing it to my heart. I knew without a doubt that he wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger. There was no way I could have thrown the knife before the bullet would have hit its mark.
Inside my mind, I could hear Papa scrutinizing each mistake I had made with agonizing detail, reminding me to think strategically and telling me that nobody in the real world would hold their punches.
I couldn’t breathe. This could not be the end for me. I was not going to die alone in this staircase because of such an amateur mistake. I wasn’t ready to die yet, this couldn’t be my time. I still needed to rescue Papa and help him take down Master Abbott, but it seemed like the world had another plan for me. Adrenalin pumped through my veins as I looked death in the face and a warmth spread throughout my body. I instinctively raised my hands and a concussive glowing force erupted from them and slammed into him, pushing him into the wall.
I knelt and scooped up the knife that I had inadvertently dropped, and slowly walked
toward his crumpled figure on the floor. He was barely breathing, his chest moving up and down sluggishly. His eyes met mine and they silently pleaded with me not to do it as I raised the knife and brought it down, penetrating his heart. I waited while his limp hand fell to the cold, hard tile and the light left his eyes.
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The Assassin’s Daughter
The Hybrid Chronicles Book 1
Author: Shana Vernon
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Categories: Paranormal, Supernatural, Action-Adventure, Young Adult/YA, Urban Fantasy, Teens, New Adult/NA, Magic, Martial Arts
Released: July 15, 2020
Lenna has been hiding from the Guild since she was born.
If they knew about her magic her life would be forfeit.
She must brave the possibility of discovery by entering the Guild under the guise of a human recruit after her father goes missing.
She realizes she’s bitten off more than she can chew when she sees her new instructor is the same guy she met a few months before.
It doesn’t seem like Cade recognizes her without her disguise, but if he does and blows the whistle, she’s as good as dead and so is Papa.
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