Reki sat up in alarm. “They’re here?”
“So it sounds.”
“All right, ladies. Everybody up! We have a job to do.”
Eydri sat up and dusted off her skirts as though she hadn’t actually been asleep. For how long, Reki couldn’t begin to guess. Runa and Svana both stirred with a groan, as though they were feeling the lack of sleep from the last two nights. They would need a few minutes, she thought, but that was fine. So did the rest of them.
“Chances are good this caught them by surprise, too,” she said. “If we hurry, and we’re lucky, we might be able to beat them to the weaving room, but we’re out of time for skulking. Gather your things, those of you who have them: I very much doubt we’ll be coming back here.”
“At least not before Lord Stigander has reclaimed Breidelstein,” Runa agreed. “And who…
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