"What do you mean, a 'slight change in plan?'" Avalynn asked between gritted teeth.
"I mean exactly that," the strange man declared cheerfully, with a bright smile painted on his face.
"What's the change?" she asked. I swear I could hear the struggle to maintain a decent volume and tone in her voice. She sounded like she was about choke on her own fury.
"Well, you need to go back to the living world," he said, shrugging as if that were all.
I knew, the moment he'd said it that that wasn't all...
"But you must take young Jeri here with you."
"What?" Avalynn almost shrieked the word.