He was smiling as he crossed the carpet and headed for the walk-in closet. The ceremony was supposed to start in half an hour, so there was still time to get thought up about which black silk shirt to put on—
Oh, thank God, the Queen exclaimed with a hard embrace. Go, go now to the training center. Thats where they all are.Layla started off and then called out over her shoulder, Has anyone died?
Not yet. But, oh … just go. I have to wait for Wrath and then take him back down again.Layla made it through the underground tunnel and out the other side into the training center in record time—but as soon as she broke into the corridor, she stumbled to a halt.The smell of blood was overwhelming, and so were the number of males down on the floor in various stages of injury and wound care.
It was not only Brothers. In fact … what she assumed were all of Xcors fighters were lined up shoulder to shoulder with the Brotherhood, Ehlena, the nurse, and all of the other Chosen, tending to them.While Manny and Doc Jane were no doubt in surgery.
I am here, she said to no one and everyone.
In her mind, she was yelling at them all, demanding to know what had happened to Xcor, for she didnt see him and couldnt sense him, and that terrified her.Are you even kidding me?
For a split second, he debated just going with it. After all, he could pop the windows in his Hummer, crank up the heat, and with supplemental oxygen, he might just make it across town.But he couldnt present Blays mom with this kind of thing. She already had a broken ankle. One whiff of that green cloud of death and she was liable to get blown off her good foot through a wall.
Leaning down, it became amply clear that Rhamp had deployed the hot bomb. And Qhuinn had to admit, as he undid the buckle and got the kid back out, that he kind of respected the effort, man to man.Yeah, no pussy loads for his son. The boy dropped that shit like he owned it.