The Master casually exited the tent as I reeled within my mind. Solana turned to me, overjoyed by the news.
“Isn’t this exciting, Elijah!? You’re going to finally learn how to do the fun stuff!”
“Yeah...yeah, that’s great.”
“I think tonight should be the night.”
“The night for what?”
I paused for a moment, unsure of what I truly wanted. The happiness I felt when I was around Solana in this past month was unlike any other time in my life. She pulled me back to reality when I was asphyxiated by my commitment to find my parents. Solana helped me move on. She was my anchor, my hope.
Wasn’t she enough?
“The night...to get answers from the Master.”
Solana glared at me solemnly. You did it now, Elijah. Of course she would react like this. Why didn’t you just keep your mouth shut?
“You’re absolutely right.”
I staggered backwards, “I-I am?”
“We’ve wasted too much time already. Your parents are still out there, and here we are twiddling our thumbs. It might not be the best time, but how many times will you receive a private audience with the Master? Opportunities like this don’t happen often, Elijah, so go for it. Push for him to tell you what he knows...if he knows anything.”
I turned away from her and pondered the situation. This was something I had to do. All the clues led back to the Master having some sort of knowledge on my parents. The way he revered them on the day I arrived, the fact that he was already the Master by the time the incident occurred, all of it. He probably even knew how my memory was wiped.
He might have had the missing pieces that I needed to track them down.
“Thanks Solana,” I smiled at her, picking my head up. “I’m glad I can always count on you to back me up.”
“You know I’d do anything for you,” she approached me, pecking me on the cheek. “Now let’s get going. We have the rest of the day to ourselves, so why don’t we enjoy it?”
“Say no more,” I returned the playful kiss.