Chapter 285: Broken Wings
When Tamaes’s vision cleared, Adin was slumped over him. Shards, shreds, and spatters of luminous blood lay everywhere. Tamaes stirred, but moving made his wounds gush, so he went limp.
Adin’s forehead rested on Tamaes’s breastplate, and shudders wracked his body. “That hurt!” he hissed.
Long spines scrabbled along the floor, rattling as they dragged scraps of dimming glass through the muck. When Adin used them to push himself up, Tamaes realized. “You unfurled.”
“Don’t mock,” Adin said through gritted teeth.
“Sorry,” he whispered.
Adin’s touch was unaccountably gentle as he inspected Tamaes’s face. “Taweel is going to be furious.”
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