Isak crouched to bring his face level with Sain's. It was a mistake; being so close to the witch was... powerfully distracting. Isak looked into his eyes and past them and concentrated on keeping his words cool and steady.
"I'm trying to spare you pain. The sooner you confess to me, and turn your back on these unnatural practices, the sooner—"
"You'll take me out to the scaffold?"
"Hanging has always been the penalty for murder. It's the eternal penalty for witchcraft I'm trying to help you escape."