‘She really said that? She told you she loved me?’
‘Yes,’ Yasha paused on the street corner, shooting Ludo a look. ‘She really said it. Do you have to keep repeating it?’
Ludo ignored his tone. His friend was a grey scale shadow as the two drudged down deserted residential streets following Mati’s beacon. ‘You don’t think she’s a thrall?’
Yasha sighed. ‘I don’t know. She didn’t act like a thrall, but ...