White flowers sprinkled the grass in the clearing, looking Clea thought like spilled milk. In another time, or another place, she might have shared that thought but she didn’t think the grim-faced woman who had hold of the leash around her neck would appreciate whimsy so she just looked at her feet and kept plodding.
Her captor made a queer grunting noise and as Clea turned to look, she collapsed with the vanes of a crossbow bolt protruding from between her shoulder blades.
Relief made Clea light-headed.
But the swathe of white flowers was now stained with blood.