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Picking up from last week’ snippet of Onyx Sun.
Luzita reached up to touch her neck, not quite believing that it was bare, that there was no band of metal on it. Slowly she turned to face Taliya.
“You freed me?”
“You know how I feel about slavery.”
“Maureena said that you told her to sell me.” Luzita’s voice choked off as she broke down. “I… She demanded that I pay for my room and board and I had no money. She wouldn’t let me call you – she said she had talked to you and you said you wouldn’t pay it either, and that you told her to go ahead and sell me.”
“And you believed that?” Taliya wasn’t sure if she was more angry or hurt or outraged.
“I never heard from you after you left and I couldn’t call you, she had my comm blocked. And she said things that sounded true – that I was no more important to you than any of the servants, that we were all the same to you.” There was a pleading tone in her voice.