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He remained standing near Ana, the tip of his pointing rod on the stone-ﬂagged ﬂoor and his hands cupped over A Mag ic o f Tw ilight 15 the handle, his téni-robes looking more brown than green in the sudden dimness of the room. He stared at Ana with dark, speculative eyes from under the hair-rimmed cave of his brow. She lowered her head so that she didn’t have to meet his gaze. The weariness that always came from using the Ilmodo made her want to do nothing more than sink to the ﬂoor entirely, especially after her use of it this morning with her matarh.
And there was the other, pressing matter that seemed to be an eternal subject between the two of them. But Justi, as was his wont, seemed uninterested in state affairs and politics. He was already talking before she’d ﬁnished. “Indeed, Matarh. I can’t wait to see what he does. It will be a ﬁne ofﬁcial portrait for your Jubilee—” “Justi,” Marguerite interrupted sharply, and her son’s chiseled, handsome jaw shut with an abrupt snap of strong white teeth—good teeth were another, and luckier, family trait.
I’m sorry, Archigos. I’m chattering on and I shouldn’t speak so about U’Téni cu’Dosteau, who was entirely correct in his attitude toward me. ” “I have indeed signed the Marques that the Acolytes’ Council gave me,” the Archigos said. He waved to the crowds. He smiled. The sun danced on the silken ﬁeld over his head. He didn’t look at her at all. ” Ana nodded in acceptance, not able to speak. Despite having steeled herself for the inevitability of her failure, the intensity of the disappointment that washed over her then told her how stubbornly she’d been grasping to hope that she was wrong.