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Thursday, July 19

Grains of Sand - Part 5e: Castle in the Sand

Quintus was on his knees, staring at the corpse of the woman he had slain.

Kham walked over to Quintus. “What’s wrong?”

“They’re not legionnaires,” said Quintus. “Legionnaires can’t marry.”

“What’s your point?”

Quintus gingerly held the dead woman’s hand in his, almost as if he were proposing. On her second finger of her left hand was a similar copper ring, carved in the shape of two clasped hands holding the symbol of a black cat.

“This is a wedding ring,” said Quintus. He slowly turned to look at the dead man, his spiked armor still smoking from Kham’s shots. “I just killed that man’s wife.” [MORE]

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