“The hell it’s not your fault,” Kate said.
“I believe him,” Nat said.
“That’s cuz you two are fucking.”
“I am able to disagree with people I’m fucking.”
“Look at the damage. This was a storm rider. Ursula didn’t do this.”
“Ursula?” I asked.
“Little Mermaid baddy,” Nat said. “You’re right, Kate, but I don’t think it’s his fault it happened. He’s a clueless idiot.”
This was the part where I was supposed to object, but in the world of storm riders, it was kind of true, even though I had been one for a few years, now. Seemed there was always something new to learn.
I shrugged and nodded. “Listen to the lady, she knows what she’s talking about.”
Kate glared at me, but after a few moments, softened. “Okay, so what the fuck happened?”
“Reilly, you have any lightning left?”
I shook my head.
“Take some of mine.” She held out her hand, palm out.
I threw up the Vulcan salute, holding my hand close.
“Okay, I can see why you fuck him,” Kate said.
“Live loooooong,” I said.
“You can have him, if you want.”
“Here I am being traded like a piece of meat, to be used for sex. I’m so happy,” I grinned.
I reached out with other senses, creating a positive charge in my hand to receive the lightning from Nat. Blue white electricity arced from her hand to mine, and then I felt something, a wrenching, of something wrong, and then the world exploded.