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I’m still posting from Onyx Sun, a science fiction novel that is currently in revision. The revisions are turning out to be more complex than originally expected so the release date is, um, to be determined. (I’ve given up trying to predict one, but I have at least one more round of revisions after the current one.)
I’m picking up from last week. (“We’ve had her for far too long,” Letham said. “Pendelia Four is where we got her and I don’t know what Marcelan was thinking. I know what he was thinking with, but that’s beside the point.”)
(This part is still in revision so squint because I haven’t gotten to it yet.)
The slaver that had ushered Taliya inside gave Letham a warning glare and turned the monitor so that Taliya could see it. “That her?”
The woman on the screen was sitting in a chair, listlessly staring at a view screen that gave an image of the market outside. She was petite but curvy, and her lustrous black hair fell in dark waves to her hips.
“That’s her,” Taliya said. Her eyes were dull and her face lacked its usual animation, but it was Luzita.
“I’ll go get her,” Letham said and disappeared toward the interior of the ship.
“Clean her up first,” the other one said and he nodded, waving one hand to signal that he had heard.
Taliya watched him leave and then turned her attention back to the other man. “I have a collar and chip,” she told him. “And don’t try to inflate the price just because I came looking for her specifically, because if I wanted to I could make a whole lot of trouble for you for buying an illegally sold slave.”