Because I’m tired. Let me sleep.
I felt him shrug, but he struggled to get the next words out. It’s… Well, it’s over. It was better than being at home, anyway. Dad was a real winner.I forced my eyes on the road. The way he said it, with such forced brightness…
It was like I had turned a key inside of him, or he was too exhausted to try to keep it all buried. I don’t know what the deal is with her family. She has an older sister, Nadia, who was taking care of her for a while. Cate lost track of her—I guess they were squatting in some building? Vida woke up one morning to find her sister gone and the PSFs there. She thinks that her sister called her in to get the reward money.How did Cate get to her, then? I asked.The PSFs had packed about ten kids into this bus to ship them east to the camp in Wyoming, but the League got there first. You know this story, right?
I did, actually. The League had found themselves in possession of five kids they had no idea what to do with, so they started the training program. I knew Vida had been with the League for a long time, but I had no idea she was one of the Wyoming Five.I didn’t know what to say, what I could say, so I settled on, I’m sorry.
Jude made a face. What are you sorry for? You didn’t do anything. And besides, we were the lucky ones. Cate’s the one who has the hardest time. I don’t think she ever got over the kids she lost. Especially the ones who died in the fire.
It was this group home she was in charge of keeping an eye on, Jude explained. A few of the kids started showing signs of Psi abilities and the person in charge just freaked out. Cate doesn’t know if one of the kids accidentally started it or if the woman did it herself—I guess she was really, really, really religious, but, like, crazy religious. When the police found her, she kept saying how she had done God’s work.Hackles raised, Harley demanded, What’s wrong with her?
In an instant, Derren was behind his mate, gripping her shoulders. She’s having a vision. There was no panic in his tone or expression, which made Harley’s own anxiety recede a little. It couldn’t have been even thirty seconds later that Ally’s eyelids flickered and she was once more looking at them with her brown eyes.Ally shot to her feet and looked around, blinking in surprise . . . as if confused by her surroundings; Harley recalled that her visions weren’t flashes of an event—for Ally, it always seemed like time had continued as usual, but then she would snap out of it and realize what she saw hadn’t yet happened.
Ally grabbed Derren’s hand. Somebody’s here.Eli shook his head. None of the sensors have been tripped or all our cell phones would be beeping.