When nothing but a boatload of awkward silence followed, Jane cleared her throat. Even though I may have intruded on something personal here, Id like to examine you, Mrs. Carvalho. Youre due for—
There was another pause, and then the male got to his feet and threw his arms around Jane. As the pair of them stood together, V looked down at the floor out of respect.And thought of his mahmen for no good reason.
As Sola stood outside her grandmothers patient room—which was just two doors down from where Assail had been, she decided she never, ever wanted to see the inside of this facility again. Between her experience after the abduction, coming here for Assail…and now this?She was beyond done—and praying that the three-strikes-and-youre-out rule applied.Hes been in there for so long. She looked over at Assail, who was beside her. I mean, what are they doing to her?
Dr. Manello had been amazing, getting them here in record time, running more tests, checking everything. But it had been hell. Sola hated limbos when they didnt matter. When it was something like this? Having no firm footing was flat-out unbearable.As she stared at the closed door, she tried to see through the panel. When the whole X-ray vision thing didnt work, she gave mind reading a shot—and also got nowhere. Finally, in desperation, she attempted to see into the future.
Total no-go. So much for superpowers.
No matter what it is, Assail said softly, we will deal with it. You are not alone.What? I turned back to face him. Id forgotten he was here.
I am truly sorry for what happened, Loki said solemnly. Your people didnt deserve that.I know. I swallowed hard. He turned away to leave and I asked, Would you have done it?
What? Loki paused at the door.If you were with the Vittra still? I asked, and I looked at him directly. He stood a few feet from me, his golden eyes looking dark and sad. Would you have attacked Oslinna? Would you have killed them?