Daemon POV - I like a ChallengeExtra from ObsidianColonies were all the same.Human. Luxen. Arum. Ant.Nothing but a whole ton of crazy Kool-Aid I didn
t want to come within five milesof, and I wouldn
t be, but they had something I needed
that Kat needed.She really owed me for this.Picturing some of the ways she could repay me for this visit, that would never end. I kicked back in the sterile living room. All white
couches, carpet, walls, and pillows. It was like they had something against color. It made me want to spill something on purpose.When Ethan Smith returned, he carried a small leather pouch in his hands. He took one look at me and his dark brows arched over eyes the shade of violets.
I know you
re not the most patient of our kind, but it does take time to craft these things.
Yeah, almost three whole days of my life I
d never live again. Most of it had beenspent searching the state for more Arum and an entire day looking for the perfect piece of Obsidian, but I was itchy to get back to Dee
and Kat. I didn
t like theidea that she was glowing like a disco ball on steroids.Ethan didn
t hand the bundle over. Of course not, because that would be too easy at this point.
May I ask why you need this?
May I say no and you
ll drop the conversation?
A small, tight smile appeared on theolder Luxen
Your arrogance will one day be your downfall.
That among other things, not that I was mentioning any names or anything. Irritation flashed across Ethan
Not that I don
t appreciate all you do for the colony, but your
Personality could usean improvement,
I cut in, thinking of Kat.
I get it. Trust me.
Ethan tipped his head to the side. Hair was starting to gray along his temples.
I hope so. It would be a shame to our race if something unfortunate happened to you.
I met his stare with my own.
m sure it would be.
The other Luxen was the first to break contact.
Does this have anything to do with the light show over the weekend?
Yes. I killed a couple of Arum and lost a few blades in the process, so I wantedsomething for Dee to wear just in case another happens.
I sat forward, dropping my hands between my knees.
s the same thing I told all the other Elders, Ethan.
Hmm, I do believe it sounds familiar.
He handed over the bundle, and the weight of the obsidian felt familiar. I slipped it in my pocket, ready to bounce the hell out of there.
Though, I must say I have never seen such a display of power. It was remarkable.
Unease trickled down my spine as I stood.
Well, I am just friggin