In a tradition as old as the monsters, a young girl is handed over to the terrible beast that lives secluded in his cave just outside of her town. The odds that she would be picked were so slim, but she won as one of the second born daughters in the town. The beast does not treat her particularly cruel. Yet, she is still a prisoner. Every day she paces through the great stone caves searching for an exit, and she fights him when he wants to touch her unable to tell him no. Part of the arrangement involves the townspeople removing the girl's tongue so she can better serve her new master. He is not a rational being, and her days are running out each time she tries his patience. Her options are to escape soon or die.
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