A merte burst into Coe’s room.
He said, “Lady, Seatin has an Egain that is to powerful for her and she is wondering if you could take charge of her. Her name is Kairyl,” Coe answered.
“Khopesh are weak. I do not wish to be referred to as one of them. I will be called Lady, not khopesh. Now let me see this Egain who is to strong for Seatin.” So the merte led Coe to a girl wearing the silver leash held by Seatin.
“This is Kairyl, lady,” said Seatin.
“No, I am naming her Evalaine,” said Coe. Coe snatched the bracelet from Seatin and snapped it shut onto her own wrist.
“Here is your first lesson Evalaine,” Coe said to Brigora. Suddenly Brigora felt as if she was exploding. Everything hurt. She was lying on the ground.
Coe said, “Good, a nice good torture.”
And Coe was pleased.