“Stop her, you imbecile!” shouted the temptress.
A nearby thief listened to her command and dashed towards the Seraphim. He tried to kill Cydonia by stabbing her with his dagger, but she was far too agile for him. The blade missed by a palm. She continued to dodge and avoid the thief’s attacks, carefully planning the moment when she would strike back.
Annoyed by the display of her superior skill, the temptress joined the battle as well, believing that two against one would change the odds in their favor. Unfortunately for her, she was gravely mistaken.
I got you now! thought Cydonia as she showed them a smirk.
They sensed something wasn’t right, but it was too late. The Seraphim tightened her grip on the hilt and then attacked the man. Her sword cut through the air so perfectly that it didn’t even make a sound. It was a clean cut to his throat, but the movement of the sword didn’t stop there. Cydonia took a step forward, passing by the now bleeding thief. She leaned toward the front, changing the center of her gravity while she pulled the sword towards her body, carefully lining its tip to her enemy’s chest. When she was sure of her shot, the Seraphim pushed the sword forward, piercing the temptress’ heart with one strike.
All those movements took place in just the blink of an eye.
Cydonia pulled back her sword and swiped once through the air to clean it of the fresh blood. Looking back, the thief and the temptress laid motionless on the ground in a puddle of their own blood. They were the last of the guards placed around the river cave.
I don’t sense anyone else around, the rest must be inside. Cydonia guessed as she looked around.
Sheathing her sword, she knelt by the two bodies and began to search their pockets.
I really hope Novice Nimues is safe, but still… I find it quite odd for these scoundrels to gather in such numbers only for the sake of kidnapping a single novice. They don’t look like slavers either… This is strange. she thought.
Unfortunately, she didn’t find any key or note regarding their mission, but she did find herself a couple of coins just begging to be spent.
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