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“Also, I need more leverage if I’m to protect you from the council. You must show them how invaluable you are.”
I snorted. “You want me to win their favor through good deeds? What do you call everything I’ve done over the past two years?”
“It’s not enough.” Maalik pressed his palms together, as if in prayer, and lifted his hands to tap his forefingers on his chin. “I’m sorry.”
I swallowed the lump forming in the back of my throat and sat down beside him. “So you really think finding Jai Ling will keep the council from executing me?”
His brow furrowed and he wet his lips. “It’s not just Jai Ling. If you want to prove yourself to the council, you need to uncover the soul trafficking ring responsible for all of the recent disappearances.”
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