I.m not the defenseless little human you saw in Hell.
He.d left her defenseless when he meant to leave her in peace.
She still felt defenseless against whatever creatures her father and the Guardians were.
His thoughts darkened as he thought of leaving the Guardians defenseless to protect a woman he wasn't sure he should.
She reminded herself she wasn.t defenseless with him this time.
No matter what, she wasn't going to be defenseless again.
She squirmed, unwilling to be defenseless with the tarantulas so close and uneasy with the warm energy flowing again between them.
Deidre shifted, aware again that she was now defenseless against the creatures that used to either fear her or at least, respect her power.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
Someone had lied to her about Lilith, who had died defenseless and alone.