"It hurts but I can bear it. Because I am a doll, and a servant. Because I am a pretty thing and a soldier all the same."
Told from Genya's POV, set sometime after Zoya broke Alina's ribs in S&B. I'm reading this after Siege and Storm and thus re-experiencing Genya's character in a spectrum of complex, devastating angst. And I thought Alina was having a tough time.I'm the worst spokesperson for Leigh Bardugo's awesome writing but dammit.... it's gonna be a looooong wait to 2014.