The Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Thirty Seven Part Four

September 2nd, 2013  |  Published in Dragon Wars  |  5 Comments

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The newcomer narrowed his eyes at that.

“I doubt it, Matthias,” he said. “But it’s worth a try. What the hell are you up to? Don’t think I don’t know you’re responsible for all this and it’s some sort of power play.”

Wait, Lydia said telepathically. He thinks you planned this mess?

Apparently so, Matthias replied before speaking aloud. “I’m flattered, Garrett. But you’re clearly overestimating me. Planning something on this scale is beyond me. And even if it weren’t, do you really think I’d kill millions of people around the world for a mere power play?”

Garrett’s face tightened and he was silent for a long moment before spitting out. “Yes, I do.”

Matthias looked taken aback at that. I knew he didn’t much like me but not that he hated me. “Why?” he said aloud.

Garrett scowled at him but didn’t answer. Instead he leaned forward and slammed his hand on the table hard enough to upset Matthias’s drink. “I know you are behind this and I’m going to prove it. You’re not going to get away with exposing us to this danger!” He spun around and stalked away, leaving them sitting there stunned.

“That was… odd.” Sonia watched him walk away. “He was wide open so I got a good look. He really believes it and while I’ve no idea where he got it from, it’s all him. Nothing from the outside I could sense.”

“Well, Cantrell’s always been a bit paranoid,” Adrian said. “No one would have to influence him to get him to take up the idea of a conspiracy by someone he hated – just suggest it to him and his own mind would do the rest. I don’t think he can do much damage to you though. Most people are more level headed than he is.”

“I don’t know,” Karen said. “Everyone’s terrified – they might listen at the moment.”

“We’ll see,” Matthias said calmly. “But for now, are your people really happy with the truce?”

Adrian gave a wry smile. “Mostly. A couple of them are real zealots – I left them behind. But most of them just like me and will follow my lead.”

“Would they still if they knew you were one of us?”

Adrian tilted it his head. “I’ve confided in a couple of them and they’re okay with it but I guess that would faze most of the others.”

“Have you told Kayleigh?” Sonia asked.

Adrian shook his head. “Not until I know what’s going on with her.” He looked over at the dancefloor where she was still dancing. Almost instantly she started noticibly and turned towards him before dropping her dance partner’s hand and heading towards them. “And here she comes.” He stood and held his hands out to her. “Kay!”

“Adrian!” She ran up to him and hugged him before looking at Matthias and Sonia and pouting. “You’re talking business at a party?”

“It’s a business kind of party, Kay.” A speculative look crossed his face. “You’re friends with Robert Cantrell, aren’t you?”

Kayleigh pulled a face. “Define friends,” she said. “He’s an obnoxious snot but good at languages – which I’m not. We used to study together but we don’t especially like each other. Why?”

“Garrett Cantrell is up to something,” he said.

“And you want me to try and find out what from Robert.” She cringed visibly. “I don’t think it’ll work but I’ll try if you want.”

“I do want, Kay.” He kissed her cheek. “Please.”

“Bleh,” she said. “Okay.” She squared her shoulders and headed into the crowd.

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5 Responses to “The Dragon Wars Saga Arc Four: The Torn Sky Chapter Thirty Seven Part Four”

  1. tony says:

    Hi. Still loving it!
    I think in Adrian’s speech, you mean “faze” not “phase.”

    I think!

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. mjkj says:

    Hmmm,I wonder what that garrett guy is up to, too.

    And at first I had thought he was influenced the same way Kayleigh was – but since Sonia denied that, maybe the same one that did that had prodded him in that direction. If that is the case that one must know both Kayleigh and garrett well enough to influence both just the right way.

    • Rebecca Sutton says:

      All will be revealed – eventually.

      Also I’m going to answer your questions over this weekend when I have more time.

      • mjkj says:

        That is good
        🙂
        And do not worry with the questions – I am content when they will be answered eventually – no need to stress yourself
        😀

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