Lilith never bestows a gift without offering a curse with it. It’s how she maintains balance, Jude says as he tears his shirt off and starts putting more pressure on Kai’s leg when he bleeds through the first one.
So twelve out of twenty are part of a quad group? Why is this done by teams? Someone needs to start at the beginning and explain all this to me, I grumble.It’s done by teams because you’re going to be a part of a larger team, Ezekiel says immediately. You’ll become one of the elite who has access to Lucifer on occasion, and—
And there are some things that don’t need to be told, Jude interrupts, arching an eyebrow at Ezekiel.Ezekiel’s jaw tightens, but he doesn’t say anything else. I roll my eyes, because that means I’m still not trusted. I half suspect they find my vagina to also be evil now.Okay, so what can you tell me? Since my level-up, I can see and hear things in Purgatory, unlike before when I didn’t even know where we were going because focusing was so hard. And you guys never really talk about any of this here, I go on.
We used to. There’s no reason to discuss things unless we have new developments now, Kai says with a shrug.We’ve been working toward this goal for a couple of centuries now, Ezekiel goes on.
Centuries? I ask, my eyes widening.
Really? Little much information, Gage tells him, narrowing his eyes.It looks and smells like decay, and it’s visibly spreading through the veins.
Kai and Gage jog over, both of them also down to their boxers, and Kai answers.Black ice. If it penetrates the skin, it starts freezing you with certain death from the inside out. It spreads fucking fast too, Kai growls.
Gage starts looking around him. We need something to cut away the arm.My hands reach for Ezekiel’s arm on instinct, and I turn whole when phantom hands don’t seem to be doing much.