I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
"Remember," Amaranthe said, "the goal is to recruit this fellow to work for us. We don't want him killed or maimed."
Sicarius slanted her a cool look.
"Of course, you know this already. I'm just concerned that your -" she groped to express her concern diplomatically,
"-admirably honed assassin's instincts might forget."
Silence was her answer.
She tried not to feel nervous. It didn't work.