Alien Dice 28 page 8

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24 hours. I can do it. Lexx dressed slowly, clearing his mind of all thoughts.
At least, all of the thoughts he controlled.
And when you do, then what? An unwanted voice crackled through Lexx’s thoughts. You’re safe, but wht about the thousand who will die to take your place?
Shut up, Riane. Lexx made a face, then mentally pushed at the presence, shoving it aside as he concentrated on pulling a cape over his head and pushing his wings through the opening in the back. Sticky black webs crept through Lexx’s mind, pushing past his defenses. It was an annoyance, but nothing more.
They know your weakness. Riane continued to speak, prickling through Lexx’s consciousness. They will bring out the youngest, most promising master players from the academy they can find.
Shut up, Riane. Lexx shoved back against the creeping tendrils. He ran a hand over the sides of his cape, checking the seams. If the fabric snagged on anything, it would cleanly tear off in multiple places. It was a handy way to fill something’s mouth if it managed to get to Lexx without causing any injury.
You will never be free as long as they are not free. Riane’s voice intoned, then repeated.
Over.
And over.
And over again.

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