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Chapter 23 Targeted

  • She patted the cheek of the first man but there was no response. She did the same to the other two, she didn't get any response from them either. Who could have done such a thing? Roksolana blamed herself for leaving them in such a vulnerable state. If she hadn't tied them up, they might have been able to defend themselves. She placed her ears on each of their chests, she was relieved when she heard faint breathing from each of them.
  • As she looked at the unconscious men, she wondered what was going on. First, she got attacked by an assassin while at the Sultan's house. Now, the royal guards got attacked at the place where she was supposed to be punished. What were the chances that she was the target and not the Sultan? If she looked at it correctly now, the intruder back at the Sultan's house didn't have any reason to attack her when he saw she wasn't the Sultan. The man would have killed her if she wasn't a skilled fighter. Perhaps, he came here to finish the job thinking she was defenseless.
  • But then, she overheard Lady Miriam and her lover who she was sure had attacked the sultan's house talking about how the target was the sultan. Plus, she and the man left the lady Miriam's house almost together, so it was impossible he had wreaked this havoc just seconds before she was here. The attacks on the guards had to be done by somebody else and she was the target. She was sure about that. But, why would anyone want to kill her? Roksolana heard the men grunt softly in pain.
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