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Across the Nightingale Floor ; epic moment

“'Where've you been?' he whispered.
'In the privy. I didn't feel well.'
'Since midnight?' he said, incredulous.
I was pulling off my wet clothes and hiding the weapons under the mattress at the same time. 'Not that long. You were asleep.'
He reached out an felt my undergarment. 'This is soaking! Have you been in the river?'
'I told you, I didn't feel well. Maybe I couldn't get to the privy in time.'
Kenji thwacked me hard on the shoulder. [...]”


Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn.