An Orphan's Tale 10: PilgrimageLydia came back a few minutes after Vilkas had left and knelt by Selene. "By the eight, what happened?""Lydia, could you take some fresh water up to my room for me?""Did Vilkas do that to your face?""I really don't want to talk about it.""As you wish, my Thane."When Lydia came back with water, Selene went upstairs, undressed and washed up. Her left eye throbbed and her vision was fuzzy, and when she looked in the mirror she saw that it was swelling shut and a terrible bruise was forming on her cheek. Vilkas had hit her hardin more ways than one. She put on a clean dress and lay on the bed, trying to blot out the day's events, but they bombarded her mind relentlessly. The Silver Hand had attacked and taken the fragments. Kodlak was dead. Vilkas had struck her.Vilkas had struck her.She'd been hit by guys before. She was a warrior, for Kyne's sake; she fought all the time. But this was different. It wasn't some bandit or a thug in a bar picking a fight; it was Vilkas.