Have you ever risen to a place of honor, only to have it stripped away?
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The Wishing Map
Chapter Ten: Lost… (Continued)
Previously: After being celebrated as a hero, Gina was confronted by blackmailers who threatened to expose her unless she shared her wealth with them.
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Gina made one final effort at intimidation: “This is your last chance. Either leave my house or I’ll—“
“Or you’ll what? Make us leave?” Skelljaip asked. “Oh, please do! We hunger to see your legendary battle skills in action!”
“But then,” Artifíga added, taking another step up the stairway, “if by some miracle we should survive, you will share the Dragon Manse with us. Or…” His sallow lip curled. “…we shall lay bare to all the truth, that the Dragonmeer of Rennou is a—”
“OK!” Gina blurted. “I get it. I get it. So…I’ll fight you…only not inside because…because it might damage something.” She pointed…
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