Jenny: Turned Upon

She stiffened a moment before the impact. A howling scream filled her ears. The shudder of the knife as she pulled it from its sheath rattled up her arm. She was aware of the world whirling, spinning wildly, of a shock and spray of water. She was aware of something long and foamy in her hand, and the knife drawn back to plunge into the hollow of the throat.

Just in time she was jerked back by the cold water to clear-seeing, and she realized it was Domitia, and that she was holding the girl by the hair while they crouched up to their waists in water. Shaken, the Guttersnipe let go and jumped back to her feet. The water spluttered around her. "I nearly killed you!" she panted.

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