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Elyra asked, smiling in the way that had always made his heart sing, but that only made his grief grow stronger. Her hair was red, not yellow, and he could see beyond her, through the gap where the wall should have been, that the village in the valley below was ablaze from end to end, its inhabitants running and shrieking and dying, burning like candles or choking in their own smoke. He tried to answer, but nothing escaped him beyond racking sobs that shook his whole body, and left him howling like a child.

The corporal watched them struggle for a moment, and then turned back to Kyrlock and Drake, who hadn't moved. ' he asked. Drake shook his head. 'Waiting for the door to clear, corporal. We'll catch up soon enough. ' The corporal nodded slowly, turning to Kyrlock. ' Kyrlock shrugged, out of his depth but determined not to show it. ' For a moment, a trace of amusement seemed to flicker across the man's face. ' Kylock asked. The corporal smiled wryly. 'You think they tell me? ' He indicated the barrack-room door, through which the last of the Guardsmen had just vanished.

She'd grown up clinging to the belly of the walking city on Scintilla, and, if anything, she missed the constant movement, the endless need to keep adjusting her balance. Here there wasn't the remotest chance of an incautious misstep plunging her into oblivion. 'Nice view,' Drake ventured cautiously, joining her at the waist-high barrier, but remaining far enough away not to crowd her. He was the only other member of the group who felt comfortable out here, but then he'd lived most of his life in Icenholm, and was no doubt as indifferent to the chasm below as she was.

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