43 ii) Cang is quick on the drop

Cang is quick on the drop as Fassn rapidly recedes from view. Cang throws himself onto his belly, reaching his stubby arms into the pit. Fassn’s rough, calloused hand grips Fassn’s, but the other, clad in a silk glove even Montague couldn’t get all the stains out of, slips and slides.

Behind them, Shyan drops to a squat and grabs Cang’s ankles, hauling him with a bestial grunt.