Little Bear watched her as she edged around the warrior, trying for the safety of the trees. A smile broke across his gray face. "Run," he hissed.
Summer Rain's heart froze in her chest. He sounded so different, so cruel. His voice wasn't the voice of the kind young man she had known, the man she was going to marry. She stared at him for a second, a long, painful second. Then she spun as fast as she could and darted toward the trees.
She made it two steps before fingers tangled themselves in her messy braids. She screamed as she was jerked backward. Her left foot caught on her right and she stumbled. But she didn't fall. Little Bear held her upright by her hair and spun her around to face him. He yanked her head back, forcing her to look up at him from an awkward, uncomfortable position.
"What happened to you?" she whispered.
His grin grew. "I became a god."
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