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“Sister,” she greeted me, with the double kiss that’s traditional at South Continent weddings, kissed me on one cheek then the other, hands closed over my upper arms. A warrior’s kiss, a sister’s kiss.
She took the bottle out of her rucksack. “Let’s drink to the wedding beyond the Dread Gate.”
I stared. You know there are stories of marrying the dead, and none of them end well.
But no one of whom such a tale is told can resist.
“Come on,” she said, “I have a boat.”
An invitation to a wedding beyond the Dread Gate. From character interview for The Clone’s Complaint (NaNo 2016).