A few seconds later, she remembers to say, Thanks.
The assassin magics away her spear to appear less threatening and is ready to go talk to Carrie.
Angela releases Sioda long enough to get the ring on her finger and admire it for a second before she goes back to hugging her fiercely. Angela would have no problem using Sioda's surname, whatever that may be. But if Sioda wants to lay claim to being royalty, she can call herself a Vulpan and dare Tobias to object.
"There are books so alive that you're always afraid that while you weren't reading, the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river;
while you went on living, it went on living too, and like a river moved on and moved away.
No one has stepped twice into the same river.
But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?"
– Marina Tsvetaeva
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