5 Works in Corvo Attano/Daud/Jessamine Kaldwin

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    What is it worth? What is my empire worth? Not the lives of a few assassins, the life of a witch or my family.

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    I froze, fingers curled in the leg of my pants. "My plan?"

     

    "I assumed you had one before you seduced me," Daud said. "Otherwise I'm going to have to change my mind about allowing you to spearhead your bodyguard's rescue."

     

    My heart jumped. "Yes. Yes, I do," I said. "I have a plan."

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    (...) she might not even remember this scene in a couple of days, but that's the exact opposite of what Corvo wants. He wants her to think about him. Or, excuse him, he would love that very much. That's what he thinks when he rushes into the bathroom, pushes a random door, closes the toilet sit and climbs onto it. Clenches his fists. This is all it takes - thumping blood in between his fingers, eyes shut tight and a clear memory of the moment he wants to go back into.

    And there he is.

     

    (long story short: that's just Corvo testing the murky waters and learning about things that can and can't be fixed)

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    "You like him," she murmurs, the teasing of moments ago turning into gentle insistence as she molds herself to Corvo’s side, sliding a hand behind his head.

    "I don’t," Corvo protests, but it’s weak as he is distracted by her fingers playing with his hair.

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    “If I may be so bold—”

    “When has a lack of permission ever stopped you?” Corvo mutters, rolling his eyes; Daud snorts in obvious agreement. Were Anton not in dire shortage of people in court who didn’t fawn over him in transparent bids for his art or technology, and on the verge of having a bit of fun at their expense, he might take offense at that.

    “—both of them, Your Majesty?” Anton inquires as guilelessly as he can manage.

    Five people witness the developing relationship of the Empress, her Royal Protector, and her newly-appointed Spymaster.

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    She feels the Void flow through her veins, her heart of metal and wire, her throat, moving her tongue by its own accord. “Your hands do violence,” the Void whispers, though hers are the lips that speak, “but there is a different dream in your heart."

    It is 1837 when Jessamine Kaldwin falls not to an assassin's blade, but to the witch Delilah.

    On the day the Empress's throne is usurped by the half-sister she betrayed and denied when they were both children - on the day her daughter is claimed by the witch and her bodyguard imprisoned - the man who'd intended to kill her makes a choice not even the Outsider himself could have predicted.

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