By Andrzej Sapkowski
The Time of Contempt
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Others have been asleep. a pair have been kissing passionately within the nook, and the passion they have been exhibiting indicated it wouldn’t cease there. ‘Just examine them, Witcher,’ acknowledged Dijkstra, leaning over the banisters of the cloister and looking out down on the sorcerers. ‘How merrily they play. similar to young children. And in the meantime, their Council has simply nicked nearly their whole bankruptcy and are attempting them for treason, for cuddling as much as Nilfgaard. examine that couple. They’ll be quickly searching for a secluded nook, and sooner than they’ve end bonking, Vilgefortz may have hanged. Oh, what a wierd international it is…’ ‘Be quiet, Dijkstra. ’ the trail resulting in Loxia used to be reduce into the slopes of the mountain in a zigzag of steps. the stairs hooked up terraces, that have been adorned with ignored hedges, flowerbeds and yellowing agaves in flowerpots. Dijkstra stopped at one of many terraces they handed and walked over to a wall with a row of stone chimeras’ heads. Water was once trickling from their jaws. The undercover agent leaned over and took an extended drink. The Witcher approached the balustrade. the ocean glimmered gold, and the sky used to be much more kitsch in color than it used to be within the work filling the Gallery of Glory. less than, he may perhaps see the squad of Redanians who have been ordered to depart Aretuza. They have been heading for the harbour in well-ordered formation, simply crossing a bridge linking the 2 aspects of a rocky cleft. His consciousness was once unexpectedly stuck by way of a colorful, lone determine, conspicuous since it used to be relocating quick. And relocating within the other way to the Redanians. Uphill, in the direction of Aretuza. ‘Right,’ stated Dijkstra, urging him on with a cough. ‘It’s time we have been going. ’ ‘Go your self, if you’re in any such hurry. ’ ‘Yeah, right,’ scowled the undercover agent. ‘And you’ll return up there to rescue the one you love Yennefer. And fire up hassle like a tipsy gnome. We’re heading for Loxia, Witcher. Are you kidding your self or whatever? Do you're thinking that I obtained you out of Aretuza as a result of a few long-hidden love for you? good I didn’t. I received you out of there simply because i want you. ’ ‘For what? ’ ‘Are you having me on? Twelve younger girls from Redania’s best households are scholars at Aretuza. I can’t probability a clash with the honourable rectoress, Margarita Laux-Antille. however the rectoress won’t supply me Cirilla, the Princess of Cintra, the woman Yennefer dropped at Thanedd. She’ll supply her to you, although. for those who ask her. ’ ‘What gave you the ridiculous concept that I’ll ask for her? ’ ‘The ridiculous assumption that you really want to ensure Cirilla might be secure. She’ll be secure in my care, in King Vizimir’s care. In Tretogor. She isn’t secure on Thanedd. chorus from making any sarcastic reviews. certain, i do know the kings didn’t have the main excellent plans for her before everything. yet that has replaced. Now it’s develop into transparent that Cirilla–alive, secure and in solid health–may be worthy extra within the coming warfare than ten regiments of heavy horse. useless, she’s now not worthy a brass farthing. ’ ‘Does Philippa Eilhart be aware of what you’re making plans? ’ ‘No, she doesn’t. She doesn’t even recognize i do know the girl’s in Loxia.