- Cold water splashing onto his face woke Malachi up from his unconscious form.
- Groggily, he opened his eyes to look into the face of the man who had him chained to the walls in a cell under Lindersay. It was a room even he had no clue existed.
- He was exhausted and drained both physically and emotionally. He had also lost count of days and nights a long time ago. Andre’s men occasionally fed him to keep him alive, but not enough so he could get back his strength.