“I opened the black wood box, and I feed the letters to the fire, one bye one. 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.”
This was only about seventeen pages, the edition I have anyway, and boy does it still break my heart.
Genya fought with how she betrayed her friend. She didn’t want to. But, after talking to The Darkling, she believed she was. And then him asking her to continue to let the king….
She deserves better. She got better. She is beautiful.