Fate's Mask - Chapter 8Chapter 8
A couple months passed in silence. Elysium stopped talking entirely, though the shrewd observer might have noticed her occasionally humming sweetly to the children of the rebel group, repeating with good effort the songs that Jacobi had sung to her.
She was excluded from everything but meals, and even then she was watched closely by Sian as she huddled in her tiny corner with a small ration.
Her isolation eventually ended one quiet night or at lease she figured it was night, as all light was artificial in the underground base when, after a pathetic meal of gruel, Asimir called all of the adults to a meeting. To everyone's surprise, especially her own, Sian forcefully dragged her along. She was plunked down on the floor and told, sharply and in no uncertain terms, not to move or speak unless explicitly told to do so.
There was no lack of protests to her presence many of the revels, both men and women objected, and took great pleasure in having their