- on the rest of her body
- with a cold, wet hand towel
- proceeding with a defamation lawsuit
- that left only two
- his brother and he were twins
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“I can’t believe you were just using me, too,” I said to Tessa. She stood over me, a sponge in her panties and glistening sweat on the rest of her body.
“Not just using you.” She located a small towel among the junk stored in the subbasement and dried herself before getting dressed.
“What did you mean about an ultimate goal? What is this exotic compound? There’s plenty more where that batch came from, by the way.” I wasn’t too proud to give seduction one last try, but I was too proud to ask her again about the handcuffs. I knew the answer already anyway.
She just hummed to herself as she put her clothes on, then crept up the steps that led to the root cellar. I shuddered.
When she was out of sight, I sat up and started getting ready to escape. There are things I enjoy less than post-coital cleanup with a cold, wet hand towel, but not many.
Betrayal, for instance. Being abandoned, in shackles, in a memory hole under our old school. I looked up, picturing the halls of the Academy, and wondered whether any of the faculty were still proceeding with a defamation lawsuit against the student government.
I set to work on the cuffs. I’d never been much good at picking locks, but the old cabinets and file drawers down here were filled with bobby pins and paperclips so I was bound to succeed eventually. The tunnel to the sub dock was behind a stack of boxes, easy to access once my hands were free.
Voices startled me, coming from that very tunnel. A man and a woman.
I squeezed under a table and pulled a crate of unclaimed diplomas in front of myself just in time. The woman was speaking as they emerged from the tunnel.
“… so we chased all the others off a cliff, and that left only two. Do you want to know the best part?”
“Naturally. Tell me everything, you vixen.”
“Those two. It turned out that his brother and he were twins.”
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