Reading progress update: I've read 289 out of 340 pages.

Cast in Sorrow - Michelle Sagara, Michelle Sagara West

"It's not blood," she told them. "I mean, there's blood in it, but the water is here."

 

Of course there's water there. Blood's chemical base is water, isn't it? But if the water is so bloody and red that you thought it was straight blood, then I assume it is straight blood.....with some regular water mixed in.

 

That counts as it still being a basin full of blood, okay?