She comes in out of the cold, night shadows like wings trailing in her wake, and drops to a crouch beside the fire.
They make room for her, these Baganechi raiders, recognizing the leather bands around her arms, the tattoo encircling her wrist, the icy blonde hair and blue eyes of one of their most infamous members.
“Cherinagos,” one says and hands her the cup.
She drinks with a nod of gratitude. To share in the spoils one has not taken is an honor.
“You are home,” says another.
But she laughs at this, this wandering raider. “Where is home?”0