I rubbed my head painfully. "Shut him up," I hissed to Joshua.
Joshua looked no better than I did, and I don't know if he even heard what I said. I gritted my teeth. "Andersmith," I spoke over the sound of him struggling, ignoring the painful thudding in my head, "I hear you have a brother."
The boy stopped humming (finally) and looked at me. "What?"
"You heard me. Should we pay him a visit?"
The dark-haired kid may have paled slightly, and I nodded. "You'd rather we didn't, right? Than answer these questions and we won't have to resort to anything...dramatic."
He blinked at me.
"Good." I realized I was still clutching my head, and slowly brought my hand back down to my side as I asked, "I'm getting tired of the dull questions, and whatever you just did confirmed my theories. So where do the rest of your kind stay?"
dang antagonists are fun but I don't wanna hurt Sebby he's starting to grow on me.
"If I were ever going to kidnap someone and keep them locked away for interrogation, which I would never do, I'd put them somewhere completely unexpected," Oliver informed Azalia over the communication bracelet, "meaning I'd put them anywhere but the abandoned warehouse. I think our new friend is smart enough to keep him somewhere else."
I sighed. "But where? Get to the point."
Oliver's voice crackled through my own bracelet as he addressed me. "Be patient, your highness, I'll get to my point soon."
"The dramatic pauses aren't helpful."
Oliver's voice came from Azalia's bracelet once again. "Do you know where they're staying?"
"I'd guess the fanciest hotel around here. Which is..." I trailed off. "Come to think of it, we don't have any fancy hotels here."
Azali drummed her fingers on the desktop. "Sometimes elementals who share the same element with another person, especially if they're related, can feel a sort of pulling when the other uses their element."
"So let's find Blaine," I suggested. "Though I'd be surprised if he wasn't already halfway across town searching for him."
tbh I don't know where they're keeping him *shrug*
I was finally released from the medical wing a few days later, with a warning from Ryuu to keep applying the medicine he'd given me to the wound, and to keep out of trouble, though he'd rolled his eyes at the last statement and muttered something I hadn't caught.
I was just happy to be back outside, even if I couldn't train for a little bit, according to Ryuu's strict orders.
I had to miss school for a few days, because with the way the skin on my neck looked, it'd be hard to keep what happened a secret.
I strolled through the courtyard until I bumped into Calaena.
She turned to look at me, relief shining in her eyes. "You're out!"
I took a step back. Despite her obvious relief, she looked like she wanted to slap me. "Yea. I'm out."
She frowned. "You had to make her mad? If you'd just have kept your mouth shut..."
I rubbed the back of my head. "I don't have any regrets," I sniffed, "they were insulting us."
"No, they actually were not insulting us. You're just always looking for a fight."
"Maybe you're too passive." I shot back.
I want to include Rylee, Toffee, but I don't know what to do to include her.