From legacies novella Golden Souls by Lynda Williams.
"I have fits of perfect recall, sometimes, under stress," said Amel. "And I remember things I lived through as a child, in the UnderDocks, on Gelion."
"What happened?" Dela asked him, wide-eyed.
His jaw locked and he cast about the room a moment as if for some escape. But he found none. "I don't want to tell you," he said. "I hope you don't even know the words for some of what happened there, to me."
Thrust into the society of his Golden Demish kindred, Amel is loath to talk about the bad memories of his past to the innocent Princess Dela.