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“Hold on. We can fight in a minute. But first, tell me who you are.”
“Nalini,” she spat out. Her chest heaved with her resentment.
Nalini, it means lovely in Sanskrit, a lotus flower. It didn’t do her justice either. Though, he reminded himself, she did want to kill him. He had read that in her eyes clearly enough. And what beautiful eyes they were. His brother had been right about that. Anger caused sapphire flames to darken the unusual lavender irises.
“So why are you following me?” He pictured her more as the type men followed around, waiting for her smallest attention.
“I’m not following you. I’m tracking you, like the animal that you are.”
Said simply, matter of fact-like, as if it should have been obvious to him. That said, she rushed forward and sliced the air where he had been standing a moment before. He dodged and weaved, always dancing just out of reach of her blade. His opponent too kept moving, swiftly, with determination and cunning, countering both his trained and instinctive defenses. She round-kicked the flashlight out of his hand and it rolled on the ground, flipping shadows end over end on the stone walls as if they were dancing in a disco. Unfair he thought, and grinned. He was trying not to hurt her.
A rush of footfalls sounded behind him. Luc moved to get his back toward the wall and glanced to his left. It was all the distraction she needed. Nalini moved with him and sliced his chest open with a downward stroke. Watching her eyes in the diffused light from his fallen lamp, he realized she fully intended to catch his neck with her upward motion.
She’s magnificent. Like a leopard closing in for the kill.
Her next motion was stopped by Andrew. He jumped past Luc’s sagging body like the lethal beast she had accused his brother of being. “Babylonian whore!” he screamed. His arm came back and he ran her through with his dagger on the forward thrust.
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