“You know what I remember of the Tower?” Clara asked.
“Brutal training. Acolytes died or were driven mad while attempting to complete their courses.”
“The endless lies. Sold as their one truth.”
“When I was Maria’s age, I was nearly raped and killed by a vampire. I wasn’t even a hunter back then.”
“Fighting in the Great War.”
“Watching friends and acquaintances die or vanish.”
“I beat the odds and lasted longer than most. I never made it to forty.”
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