Chapter 09

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Chapter 09

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Here lies a toppled god --
His fall was not a small one.
We did but build his pedestal,
A narrow and a tall one.

-Tleilaxu Epigram

Alia investigates the body of a dead Fremen young woman, addicted to semuta, killed by a Tleilaxu poison called "The Throat of Hell" and found on the sand. Semuta addiction in a Fremen is rare so Paul sent Alia and Hayt to check it out. Alia fails to discover anything new and orders Hayt to fly her back. She comments that he flies just like Duncan did. Others have noticed this too. He and Alia talk about his emotions concearning his past self. Alia explains to him about how she was pre-born. Hayt acusses Alia of being careless with her powers. Hayt gets Alia off balance and she's very disturbed by this. After landing the 'thoper, Hayt steals a gentle kiss from Alia, much to her guards' amusement. She threatens to tell Paul everything he's said and done, even though she admits to herself she wanted the kiss. Alia has a persistant thought of face dancers, Duncan suggests that even though there's a dead Fremen woman out there, maybe no-one has been reported missing.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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