Two—Kai—stands, and the other three of them flip him off.
Gavril strode across the floor, looking for someone in particular. I wondered if he was having as hard a time memorizing their names as I was.Sir Harrison, he began, stopping in front of a sweet-faced boy with dirty-blond hair and dimples.
A pleasure, Harrison greeted.How are you enjoying the palace?He beamed. It’s beautiful here. I’ve always wanted to come up to Angeles, so that alone has been a real treat.
Any challenges so far? Gavril prodded.Harrison shrugged. I was worried that it would be all-out fistfights from dawn till dusk with the princess on the line, he said, gesturing over to me. I instantly arranged a smile on my face, knowing a camera would zoom in on me at any second. But the other guys have been great.
Gavril slid the microphone to the boy next to him. What about you? And can you remind us of your name?
It’s Fox. Fox Wesley, he answered. Fox had a bit of a tan, but, unlike me, I could see that he wasn’t born with it. He must spend a lot of time outside. Honestly, and I hope I’m not alone here, so far the biggest challenge is mealtimes. They set out at least a dozen forks for each of us.It’s so late, I whispered, though there was no one to disturb.
I know. I had to speak with all the others, and it’s been extremely taxing. Elise was very shaken. She’s feeling particularly guilty. I wouldn’t be surprised if she left in the next day or two.Even though he’d expressed his lackluster feelings for Elise more than once, I could see just how much this hurt him. I curled my legs to my chest so he could sit.
What about Kriss and Celeste?Kriss is almost too optimistic. She’s sure that people will be careful and protect themselves. I don’t see how that’s possible if there’s no way to tell when or where the rebels will attack next. They’re all over the country. But she’s hopeful. You know how she is.