Today I did holy work for the God-Emperor: I released an innocent man from prison.
It was clear to me long before we convicted his cell that Mallochai was innocent of any of Lady Dee’s heresies. He is guilty only of being unable to stand up to her, and I know she would have talked circles around us if not for Marienne. So, this morning, when I woke up, I dressed in civvies (I haven’t left the discaterium all day, so I’ve gotten to be cute!) and went to the prison. I saw Secundus there, who told me where Mallochai was being held. (And also sends his regards to Caradoc; DO NOT FORGET!!!)
Mallochai looked so small in his cage. I found him sleeping; he freaked out when I woke him up, but he was so sedated he could barely remember anything. He was so very hopeful when I told him I’d try to get him out; his desperation squeezed my heart. I left my dataslate with him so he would have archives to go through; I have a decent collection