Silent Blade - Ilona Andrews Short story. 48 pages.

Very good short story. It felt longer than it was.

Meli and Celino have an arranged marriage, she's 10 and he's 18. When she turns 18 they're supposed to marry. When she turns 16, Celino breaks all ties with her and his family leaving her in this limbo where no one will touch her because he may change his mind. She kind of excommunicates herself from her family and because of a special ability does job on the side for them. Celino becomes a ruthless financial head of his family. They meet again with a different outcome.

Loved the story. I guess this is a series because it's called "Kinsmen #1". I'll check out the rest of the series too. I would recommend it.