"I won," Kassin said to Nerri.
"You did," she replied with a soft smile.
The child made a quick inspection of the woman, noting her bruised arms calloused palms. "Are you in the Den Asaan's regiment?"
Nerri nodded and Kassin's eyes glowed with happy envy.
"One day, I'm going to be in the Den Asaan's regiment too. Then I'll get to have a real sword and defend the kingdom just like you."