He got exiled for not fighting? Interesting. Inside, I smile to myself, but I keep my face wary and irritable. He questioned my experiment but kinda got the hint when I glared at him that I didn’t want to talk about that.
‘What’s his story then?’ He asks nodding over at Konrad. I shrug.
‘Not the slightest.’ I tell him. ‘All I know is that he’s an elder, and I have to suck up to him to avoid being executed. Kinda goes against nearly everything I stand for, but there you go.’ I look over at Charli. ‘I’m more interested in your story, actually.’ I tell her, ignoring James’ indignant cough.