The Glass Asylum #6: The Keen Blade -- Six Sentence Sunday

Hiya, Sixers. Thanks for coming back for another Six Sentence Sunday snippet from my romantic sci-fi WIP, The Glass Asylum. Credit: lucasmalta/morguefile.com

This week's six come from the same hearing scene as was featured last week. In this case, however, Ehtishem's second-in-command (his Dvai) suggests a solution to the fight over whether and how the Terran women should be separated from the men aboard the Ohnenrai mother ship. (Ehtishem does not approve of forced separation.)

Translations:

Zant: yes

Fra: sir

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“There is another solution.” Dvai Vindira said, and Ehtishem turned, surprised that she was voicing an opinion. “Since we are returning to Terra, we can relocate the men to the planet and keep the women aboard.”

Ehtishem crossed his arms and felt the keen blade of betrayal between his shoulder blades as murmurs of approval filled the chamber. “Therefore dooming their species, Dvai?”

Dvai Atala Vindira met his gaze and replied, “Zant, fra, to preserve ours.”

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