(MELANIE) Just a small peasant girl, taking in everything around me. Days like this are rare in my town.

You elbow your way into the crowd to see the knight returning from his quest, just like the others. Unfortunately, you’re quite small for seventeen, and can only catch a glimpse of his armor, shining in the sun. Suddenly, you feel yourself being yanked aside and tossed to the ground. You let out a sharp scream. A scraggly boy about a year older than you grins down at you, flashing crooked teeth. You—

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