Shreya slipped into the realm of sleep without realizing it. Everything that happened had taken its toll on her, robbing her of her wakefulness. It was back again, though, in full force. The presence of the stranger put her on high alert. Whoever she was, she demanded answers. Telling her the wrong thing at the wrong moment would be dangerous.
The woman spoke with a self-assured air, her demeanor serious and commanding. She looked down on Shreya, and Shreya had the feeling that even if their heights were equal, this woman would still be looking down on her. When she first awoke and was gathering her wits, Shreya confused her for the woman that had been accompanying Ellie during the crossbow incident. If that had been true, the woman would’ve said something about it.