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Soon the Tyrells sisters happened across a small stream hidden away from the trail. Throwing caution to the wind, the girls veered off the trail not heeding the warnings of those behind them. But the tranquil brooke was little threat. It’s trickling water seemed to sparkle in the beams of sunlight breaking through the leaves. Alayna slid out of her saddle to investigate the water further.

Upon closer inspection, Alayna caught a glimmer on the muddy bank and crept closer. Shells. Her jade eyes glimmered in the reflection of the water as her hand plucked the rigid objects from their resting place and offered it to her sister.

“Shells?” Janna’s lilted voice inquired as she examined the item closer. The shells were dull brown in color,
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They wore old, worn clothes and looked like they hadn’t seen a proper washing ever in their lives. The metal of swords gleamed from the belts on their waists. Their faces were dark and their eyes were trained on them.

“Run.” Alayna hissed under her breath, “Get Victor.”

Janna made a move to run back to the rest of their people, yet it was too late as a fourth man rustled out of the brambles behind them. The younger woman shuddered in fear and backed away from the towering cutthroat so she was closer to her older sister.

“Well, well, look what we have hear.” The cockneyed voice of a long necked man sing songed as he appraised the women from the top of the bank. He looked back to his comrades, “Two little ladies far away from home.”

“Who are you and what do you want.” Alayna demanded, standing tall. She knew she had to be brave or neither of them would get out of this.

All of the men cackled and bellowed, before they drew their swords and the goosenecked man spoke once more, “Now, now, I don’t believe you’re in any position to be threatening anybody.”

Before Alayna could respond, a strong voice interrupted them, “Belay that, ser or you’ll have to deal with me.”

Victor and the rest of their guards surrounded the band of cutthroats. Their gleaming armor a beacon as they, themselves, readied their weapons. Alayna breathed a sigh of relief at the sight, knowing that their cousin would take care of this nuisance.

“That can
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