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Old 07-07-2006, 11:17 AM   #72
The Pearl, The Lily Maid
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Lin shrugged, also confused. Had his dealings always been with men of such poor faith that he had no trust in her?

"It's in your own best interest for me to live. You know it is," she said, irritation rearing its ugly head in her own voice as well. "If you are caught, call on me, and I will come."

"And when you do not?" he snarled at her.

"I keep my word!" she snapped. "If I do not come, it will be because I cannot, and you will be out nothing anyway. The offer stands, even if you are too dense to accept it!"

A footstep sounded just outside the cellar, and she fell silent, eyes blazing with irritation even as she fervently prayed no one had heard the whole of their discussion.
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