Lys: A Thing of Death

Aithne listened to the Guttersnipe's instructions, horrified and sickened at the idea of it. She was not anything near a... what did they call it? A pacifist, but it was a task she'd rather leave to another.

Just then, the boy ran up, naive excitement in his eyes, and handed the weapon it to Aithne. She thought she saw a hint of regret that he was not allowed to be the bearer of such a weapon. For a moment she considered giving it to him. But she would not be responsible for making a child fight. She would rather do it herself than leave it to him, however much he seemed to want it.

So she took the knife, holding it as though it would come alive of its own accord, then cast about a moment before asking, somewhat helplessly, "Where do I put it?"

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