Her dark brown complexion and the animal skin covering her body reflect only a few golden rays of sunlight. She almost disappears in the forest, hidden by broad orange-red ochre powder stripes on her midriff and her short hair. She has a long, angular face and wide brown eyes that challenge everything. Even with a large basket of fruit strapped to her back, she plows through the forest without a trace of effort.
Lucifer studies her as she moves in his direction. Yes, he has seen her many times before. He rubs the bristles on his chin as the scars on Eve’s arm come into view. Yes, she was the one whipped by the villagers a few days ago. And that fire is still in her eyes.