I had the Crystal Dagger of Calthroth hovering over her chest, waiting for the seven Power Gems of Vasanti to align, when her companion slipped his gag off.
“You can’t do this!”
I ignored him.
“Seriously, you literally can’t complete this spell!
She’s NOT a virgin!”
Without turning my gaze away from the Gems, I undid her gag.
“Well…” she said, in a tone of voice that meant technicalities were involved.
“Young man, in the few seconds of life you have left, know this.
Past a certain level of power, technicalities stop mattering.”
I plunged the dagger down.