- Razia's Shadow (1)
Adakias had never truly adjusted to the light. If he were being honest, the sky’s light seared into his skin, stung his eyes, and blurred his vision. But there was something about Anhura, the way she took the light from around her and weaved it into words, telling stories of destiny and sacrifice, of love and adventure. When she looked at him, his vision tunneled and eyes focused. Her laugh was like music, her voice was strong and gentle, considerate.
He wished for nothing more than to see her eyes alight once more.
As Anhura lay dying, Adakias reflects on his history and all that lead him here, and the slowly creeping illness he knows is his own doing.