Chapter 292: By His Own Hand
“Before my eyes,” Valerian groaned.
“How do you protect someone from their own folly?”
Without an answer, Taweel kept silent.
Valerian’s captain passed the thorn-like blade. Abner led the encircling Flight in solemn chorus. Tamaes sank to his knees beside them, cradling Omri to his heart.
“Are you prepared?” Taweel murmured.
Valerian countered, “Are you?”
Taweel’s hands shook, but his voice remained steady. “None can catch those who Fall. We can only be Faithful, trusting Him who is Faithful.”
Twice-pierced, Valerian slumped against him and wept raggedly, and Taweel lifted his face, letting the rain take his tears.
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