Chapter 6

You bring your sword up in front of you in a defensive stance, trying to ignore the pain in your chest.

A flash of red to your right causes you to parry instinctively, turning aside that wicked dagger. Naema’s second strike catches you off guard and you barely manage to pull back – the dagger scoring a ragged cut across your cheek instead of along your throat. Your thoughts whirl as you desperately try to figure out how to fight an opponent that you cannot see.

Three cuts of the scarlet dagger later and you are bleeding from two more wounds. A low, disembodied chuckle reverberates throughout the room. It is only a matter of time before Naema wins, and she knows it!

What do you do?

> Flee! [ Chapter 15 ]

> Keep fighting! [ Chapter 3 ]