“Are they going to force a confession out of him?” Ami asked after a while of the three of them standing quietly in the waiting room.
“Most likely,” William answered, continuing to stare out the window across from them.
Ami frowned. “But… What if he’s innocent? They haven’t done a thorough investigation yet.”
William sighed and put his fingers to his forehead. “And they won’t if he confesses. It doesn’t matter if he’s innocent or not as long as this is the most convenient solution to their problem.”
“But then the real culprits could still be out there. How does that solve anything?”
(Note: Thanks for your patience, everyone!)
The walk from the Academy to the Council Hall was rather uneventful, all things considered. There were some people who gossiped loudly amongst themselves as they watched the group pass. Zane overhead quite a few comments about abuses of power and how things never used to be like this. Those comments particularly amused him because things actually had always been like this. The Overcurrent was filled with humans and human nature hadn’t changed much over the centuries.
Embarrassingly, I somehow managed to mis-remember the date that I set for the next update. Last week I was waffling between setting it for yesterday or today and I guess my brain decided on a horrible compromise of setting the date for yesterday but thinking it was today. Woops.
More embarrassingly, I still didn’t manage to get the update done with that extra time. It’s been a busy 3-ish weeks. I’m hoping things will slow down a bit before the end of December/start of 2015 holiday shenanigans.
Anyway, due to my critical fail with this update and my desire not to half-ass it, I’m going to take the rest of the week to work on it. Next update is now going to be on Tuesday, Dec. 9th. So sorry about this guys!
Due to some poor pre-holidays time-management and the early onset of travel anxiety, I’m not going to be able to get this week’s update done today. The next update will be posted on Wednesday, December 3rd. Sorry all! Have a Happy Thanksgiving for those in the US who celebrate it!
Liam let out a sigh and stretched his arms over his head as they walked down the street away from the Council Hall. “I’m so glad that that went well.”
“I don’t see why you’re letting yourself relax so much. It’s not as though anything was actually settled in that meeting,” Zane pointed out. “They merely listened to what you had to say, then sent you off to do other things while they plan how to get around your suggestions.”
“You’re really good at ruining a person’s mood, you know that?”
Zane smiled. “I may have been told that on occasion.”
“I can’t believe I let you talk me into this.”
It wasn’t the first time Liam had said that since breakfast that morning. This time, Zane actually decided to acknowlege him. It’s not like the book he was flipping through was really that interesting anyway.
Liam was sitting across the table from him fidgeting with one of the crystals containing personnel records from the demon compound. Under that was a thin notebook with more Guard records. The two of them were in the archives purportedly looking for more information to track down the culprits of the attacks. Really, though, they were just waiting.
“I think that’s hardly an accurate description of my role in this,” Zane said. “All I did was make a suggestion one time. You’re the one who dwelled on it until you decided it sounded like a good idea.”
Zane spun his communication crystal in circles on the kitchen table. He’d barely gotten to speak to Risa at all the day before between Liam and Aubrey dominating the conversation with talk about their relationship and that other one, Chrys, whining about food. Would she have time to talk to him today? Should he wait for her to call instead of taking a chance that he’d catch her at a bad time?
This would be far more bearable if he also had something to do to keep himself occupied.
He glanced over at the human who was just outside the door to the yard giving Thistle a bath. She was giving him a hard time by walking circles in the little pool of water and trying to grab the scrubber he was using on her scales, but her vocalizations suggested that she actually enjoyed the bath and was just having fun at his expense.
It was a nice scene to watch, but it was also boring. When was Liam going to make a decision about the library?