Kate waltzed in without knocking, as I knew she would. I waved, and the room spun. I hadn’t had anywhere close to what Richard had drunk, but he was already showing off the storm rider metabolism.
Richard had been quiet for the last five minutes, and I had left him to his thoughts.
“You’re drunk,” Kate said.
I nodded. “Don’t take advantage of me. I mean it, cuz you know how sexy you are.”
I thought for a second, processing the words that had come out of my mouth.
“I din’t mean to say that last part.”
“Don’t worry, I won’t molest you while you’re drunk. Drunk guys have a hard time performing.”
She smiled like it was a joke, but I didn’t get it.
I tapped grant on the shoulder because he hadn’t responded to Kate’s entrance. “Ask ‘er,” I said to him.
Richard turned his head to look at Kate. “What happens to me if I don’t learn these powers?”
“Hard to say. It’s usually not pleasant. Most likely, you’ll build up a charge greater than your body can handle, and it will rip you apart as it releases. Probably kill everyone around you, too.”
“Shhh! Language!” I said. “Oh! Perform! I get it, now.”