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Fear. Nothing but it. I started to panic on the inside. What was going to happen to me?

Capricorn looked at the Adder.

"Don't you want to know more about her?" he asked. "Not that I know much either. Thing doesn't speak much."

This made my blood boil. Thing? I was a human being, not a thing. But I bit my tongue and looked at the ground, pretending not to care.

"But she can speak?"

"Yes, my lord."

I heard the Adder walk towards me and felt like running. Adrenaline pumped through my veins, making it harder to stand still.

"Lift your head up, girl." he told me and I looked up but didn't look him in the eyes. I had remembered reading somewhere that it was disrespectful for a woman to look a man in the eyes during the Middle Ages. "This one will do well. She knows where she stands. What's her name?"

"Hannah." Capricorn replied, his colorless eyes falling on me. I loved my name and loved to hear it, but when Capricorn uttered it, nothing about it was likable.

"Keep her with you for a while longer. She doesn't look like she's had much experience before. Bring her in a month."

One month…maybe I'd be out of there by then. How hard could it be to escape? None of the men there looked too bright. I was only wary of Basta and Piper at the moment.

"Basta will watch over her." Capricorn said. "Now about…" Capricorn was saying something to the Adder but I didn't hear the rest. Why Basta? I sighed mentally. Just my luck.

"Come on," Basta said, grabbing my arm and pulling me out.

"Basta? Dustfinger told me that there were more maids to b-"

"Maids? Is that what that soft hearted fool told you?" Basta gave short laugh.

"What do you mean?" I asked worriedly and Basta looked at me.

"You really don't know, do you?"

"No, I don't. Please tell me. Please." Tears were forming in my eyes and I angrily wiped them away. This was no time to start being upset. Basta seemed hesitant to answer at first. Why?

'That question goes through your head a lot, doesn't it Hannah?'

"I-you-Dustfinger had better tell you. After all, it was that idiot who lied to you."

"Okay," I said quietly, looking at the ground.

I didn't exactly know what else to say. I didn't want to say anything else.

"Go on," Basta said when we reached the cell.

I walked in, watching him close the door behind me.

"Dustfinger?" No response. Was he even in there? It didn't seem like it.

Great. I was alone the cell. All alone.