Rialta comes in to see Revanth. He manages to lure her close, binding her with his chains.
“Oh, no. You’re going to call your servant and then you’ll release me. And, if you’re very smart, you’ll let the human woman, and the naiad go as well.”
“How did you know?” she gasped, realizing he had discovered her secret. “Why do you think they’re here?”
“I smell them,” he purred next to her ear. Nipping her throat with strong, white teeth, he allowed himself a moment to enjoy the svelte, lithe body next to him.
“There is no way a human has that sense of smell!”
“I’m no mere human. Don’t you recognize the man your daughter, Eleion, turned into a horse? After all, you were there, orchestrating the entire thing.”
“My sweet Rialtia, you betray yourself at every turn. I’m no longer the foolish boy you tricked…
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