Her fight with Penn early this morning had proven not only that she was not ready to take Penn on but that she probably never would be. Penn and Liv would always be far more powerful than her because they frequently dined on human flesh.
But he moved forward nonetheless, Yrene keeping pace beside him.The sole candle grew brighter.
Not a candle. A golden light from the passage beyond. Gilding the stone wall behind it.Yrene tried to hurry, but he kept their pace slow. Quiet as death.Though he had no doubt whoever it was already knew they were coming.
They reached the turn in the tunnel, and he studied the light on the far wall, trying to read for any shadows or disruptions. Only light.He peered around the corner. Yrene did so, too.
Her breath snagged. He had seen some sights in the past year, but this …
It was a chamber, as enormous as the entire throne room in Riftholds palace, perhaps larger. The ceiling held aloft on carved pillars receding into the gloom, a set of stairs leading down from the tunnel onto the main floor. He knew why the light had been golden upon the walls.The fight last week, where Lexi tried to kill Gemma and Daniel actually turned out to be a good thing. It bought her a few more weeks. Based on how quickly they turned Liv after Lexis death, it wouldve only been a day or two longer before Penn had killed Gemma. Liv was all primed to go.
How long were they here for? Brian asked.Why didnt you wake me up when they got here?
Gemma walked past her dad and sat down on the couch in the living room. I didnt want to disturb you. I know you have to get up in a few hours, and I wasnt going anywhere.You know the deal, though, Brian said firmly. You tell me whats going on. You keep me in the loop.