Instinctively, I clutched my throat as it constricted painfully. My body twitched as if I had no control of my limbs. My scarlet pendant pulsed like the wings of a bird frantically trying to flee. I closed my eyes, calming my nerves. Mercifully, my body slowly released. This man absolutely terrified me, and I didn’t know why.
Thallo raised her glowing swords. “You cannot have her,” she barked.
“I’ll give you a choice. Either step out of the way or I will be forced to kill you—and then all of them.” He smiled cruelly.