Chapter 176: Facing the Fallen
Tamaes followed his mentor through a narrow crevice into a rocky pit. Its sheer sides were like black mirrors, scarred by deep slashes. Light pooled in the center of this prison, but shadows wreathed the perimeter. And from their depths came grinding noises, strange mutters, and the reek of death.
“Wings up,” reminded Taweel.
Tightening both hands on his sword hilt, Tamaes arched his wings defensively. They trembled along with his heart. What would the Fallen be like?
He glanced at Taweel, who calmly said, “When you are ready.”
But Tamaes never made it to ready. The demon attacked first.
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