Her blade rammed into the intruder’s chest, full to its bolster. Then, even as the life passed from his body, Lucy jumped to her feet. She retrieved her weapon from the man’s chest. She wouldn’t make the same mistake again.
She turned to Broden. “Let’s go.”
He took her hand, ran to her cabin, and opened the door. They nearly fell inside, even as renewed shouting sounded out.
They rushed to a window and looked out. Smoke filled the air, but didn’t fully obstruct their view.
“Oh, dear Good One!” Lucy exclaimed, a hand to her forehead.
“What? What happened?” Broden asked as he struggled for a better look.
“They’ve taken a hostage.”
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