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Carrone was eyeing Deline oddly. “You don’t like killing. The Deklegion paper-pusher told us you were a mass-murderer. Then you put a blade to me and offered to leave me in the cabin.”
“I have killed a grand total of… three people and seven animals in Dekleg, not this trip, in my life, and two of those people were actively trying to kill me at the time. I don’t like killing people.”
“But you would have slit my throat.”
“Sometimes…” She sat down on the edge of their makeshift bed cross-legged, “the mission is more important than what I want. And if I don’t make it home, the mission fails.”
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