Corrine, he called across the cave. Are Kiev and Mona fastened to the ground?
Adventures. Huh. That’s one way to put it.Let’s return to our apartment, my mother said, where we can all sit comfortably and catch up.
Although I was exhausted, and my body wanted nothing more than to fall into bed and sleep, I was too curious to find out what had been happening around the island since we had been gone. So Caleb and I joined them in returning to my parents’ penthouse. We all gathered in the living room, taking seats on the sofa.We spent the next three hours recounting everything from our visit to the Blood Keep to our battle with the black witches. Once we had told all there was to tell, my father asked, How have things been around here?Suspiciously peaceful, Xavier said. There is nothing much to report at all.
What about the dragons? I asked, still anxious about our newly arrived residents.They’ve kept to themselves mostly, Vivienne said. At least, none of them have come to see us. But I’ve heard through the grapevine—from Becky, that is—that they have all chosen girls now… except for the prince.
Huh? I jolted in my seat. Theon still hasn’t chosen a girl?
Vivienne shook her head. Nope.My mother seemed to sense my fear.
We need not worry too much, she said. All that flesh he’s just consumed will keep his stomach filled for at least two days…I’d lost track of how much time had passed since Annora left the control room. But, despite the anxiety gnawing away at me, I could no longer ignore my hunger and thirst. It had been a long time since I’d last eaten, and I’d swallowed too much salt water when Caleb had kept ducking me underwater during our escape from Julisse and Arielle.
I got out of bed and walked to the door. Opening it, I looked out into the corridor. All seemed quiet. No voices. I wondered if Caleb had even left the control cabin, and where Annora was.But my first priority was finding water and something to eat. I was beginning to feel a migraine coming on from dehydration. I walked from cabin to cabin, looking for some kind of kitchen area. There had to be a galley here. Annora had said that she had survived on this submarine for days already as she waited for Caleb to arrive.