"Of course I didn't buy her," Azrael said, raising an eyebrow. "It would be highly hypocritical of me to be here in this capacity if I had. No, it's...it's almost like a movie plot. A bad one. I saved the granddaughter of a well-connected man from being attacked, and he sent me Svetlana as his version of a thank-you gift. And I couldn't send her back to her death."