You cannot save your own skin. You can only choose how you will immolate yourself.
Netta has a problem - and his name is Ashwood. A Monster, he knows the Witch Netta better, some would same more intimately, than anybody else. He plans to keep it that way, because, after all, they are closer than friends. Or at least, they once were. No matter how she may try to forget it.
Ash has spent their nearly a hundred years together mercilessly tormenting her, teasing and seducing. Threatening with intimacy, playing on long repressed hungers.
When Netta receives an invitation back to the life she was exiled from, she is forced to think of a cooperation with her once-childhood friend as a lesser evil. To take power offered, eagerly, from someone who may wish her something far worse than death.
Still, Netta should have nothing to fear. After all, how hard can it be to keep a creature as selfish and cold as Ash at arm's length?
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