Lily’s smile was widest of all. She pushed her long hair back as she drew close to him, and her green eyes, so like his, searched his face hungrily, as though she would never be able to look at him enough. “You’ve been so brave.”
Medium: steel, bone, silver, gold, shark skin, ivory, niello, iron
Measurements: Dagger (a); L. with sheath 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm); L. without sheath 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm); L. of blade 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm); W. 1 3/4 in. (4.5 cm); D. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 12.8 oz. (362.9 g); Wt. of sheath 4.5 oz. (127.6 g); knife (c); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm); L. of blade 3 11/16 in. (9.4 cm); W. 9/16 in. (1.4 cm); D. 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 0.8 oz. (22.7 g)
There was no waking from this nightmare, no comforting whisper in the dark that he was safe really, that it was all in his imagination; the last and greatest of his protectors had died, and he was more alone than he had ever been.