“What are you doing?” I ask. Suddenly I realize I’m only dressed in sleep pants as she eyes me like a piece of chocolate cake. I fold my arms over my chest, feeling molested.
“You talk to Selene, didn’t you?”
“How did you know that? I thought it was a dream.”
She shakes her head. “No dream. I felt her energy surrounding your room. What she say?”
“She told me to stay with Lexi. That things were moving quickly.” I watch Io bite her lip and turn pale. “What?”
“I talk to her.”
“Talk to whom?”
“Limina. Your Lexi.” Oh, shit.
I rub my hands forcefully down my face and then find the ceiling fascinating. If I look at her, I’ll strangle her. “Io, why did you do that? You know Kakabel is going to kill me.”
“No he won’t. He called. I told him ‘go to hell!’” She laughs at herself and I can’t help but crack a smile. Wish I could have seen the expression on his face when that happened.
I lean up against the door frame and fold my arms back over my chest. “He’s still going to chew me out for not ‘containing you’.”
“I tell him I subdue you with my body and you became comatose.” She shoots me another of her coy grins and bats her lashes. I can’t help the laugh that fires out of me.
“I’m sure he really will believe that. He’ll want to. Anything to add another reason to keep me away from his daughter,” I can’t hide the despair in my voice.
She puts her hand on my upper arm and rubs it soothingly. “Awe, poor Astaroth. I not say anything. He get over it.”