He glances across the room; Penny is looking the other way, talking to the parents of one of the others.
Why did you black out?The Lorders question, but she deserves more of an answer.
I sag into my pillows. What do I say, what dont I, and it is all too much to handle. Tears leak out between my lids again, and my Levo vibrates. Then Mum is there, sitting next to me, her hand light on my head, smoothing my hair.I open my eyes and see her through blurry tears. What do you know?Jazz didnt say much. Just that you were worried about Ben. He took you to his house, but you didnt go in because there were ambulances and Lorders there, and then he brought you home.
I nod, then wince. So Id guessed right: Jazz didnt say I was with Ben. What happened to Ben? Please tell me.I dont know for sure.
I have to know. Please…
If I find out anything, Ill tell you. But you mustnt ask anyone else about it. Do you hear me, Kyla? This is serious. Dont talk about Ben, dont look upset, dont do or say anything about him. Not at school, or at home, or anywhere else.Wearing only a leather vest to reveal the scars and tattoos that covered his thick biceps was Helge Otäck. His greasy hair hung around his face, and he grinned at us as we approached, showing off his gold teeth.
Well, well, well. You thought you could just come waltzing up here—I really dont have time for this shit, I muttered, so I took my sword and threw it at Helge like a spear, right at his stupid grinning mouth with his gold caps.
The blade went through, knocking out one of his teeth, and going out the back of his skull. His open mouth tore around the blade, making him look like a mutilated clown, and when I pulled the sword back, the top half of his head fell to the floor.Well done, Konstantin said. He kicked Helges body out of the way, and then he pulled open the door to the throne room.