Chapter 1 - The Decision of a Lifetime

Making the decision was the easy part; it hadn't taken her too much effort. It was carrying it out, however, that would prove extremely difficult. Not to mention the stakes at hand. However, given the circumstances, that was exactly what Annette Lefevre had to do.

It was dangerous - indeed, she would not expect anything less than imprisonment for life if she was caught. She might well be accused of being a spy.

But not if she proved herself first. And that was what she fully intended to do. With flying colors, if possible.

It was an unfair society she lived in, but she was going to make the best of it.

Pocketing the small folded sheaf of parchment in her coat, she set out.