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Dell

For those who have read (or are going to read) my Unwoven Tapestry trilogy, Dell is a character you will meet and this is a short scene about him: CW: violence, abuse Dell flinched and cursed himself for it. His cousin, Rose, smirked and stalked away, throwing her braid over a shoulder, though not before delivering the two bruising punches that would ache in his shoulder for hours. She had a cruel streak and always had, but in two days he would leave her behind in favor of his placement with the newest class of Retrievers. She’d laughed at him upon learning of his application, and louder when he was accepted. He remembered her mocking words, “You’re a glutton for failure, Dilly. They accept all sorts of charity cases, ready to fail when the numbers need to look impressive.” She was lying. He reminded himself of this whenever his confidence faltered. Anyroad, no one knew him in that crowd, and he could make of himself whatever he wanted. His frame was lean, even at nineteen, but he kn

Brett

  For those who have read (or are going to read) my Unwoven Tapestry trilogy, Brett is a character you will meet and this is a short scene about him: Brett sat and waited with a fa├žade of outward calm. The Head of the Retrievers was due at any moment for their meeting and she intimidated the hell out of him. He appreciated her vast experience for the Retriever training, but her constant presence was all but a promise that he would face disfigurement and maiming. Even were it not as severe as her own, what was he willing to endure? Only four months in the grueling program, and he had been questioning his decision to enlist. Vale entered without grace. He winced as the door banged open and shut, and came to his feet as she limped around the desk to collapse into her chair. She stared up at him. He hesitated and then slowly lowered himself back into the seat. “Military stands, salutes,” she wheezed at him in a voice more gravel and nails than human speech. “We Retrieve. All else…”