I finish reading the story and close the book. I get up and put it back on the shelf. It seems that everyone has calmed down now. I walk up to Flamara, steadily.
"We have to talk."
"Can we talk somewhere private?"
"Yeah, sure." She leads me to a corner away from the other prying ears. "What do you need?"
"I need to ask you something."
"Yeah, what about him?"
"Why is he the way he is? Why does he want me? What can he do? And what was that thing?"
Then, Flamara opens her mouth to answer.