“I have a bad feeling,” I admit to Alex.
Alex rubs the stubble on his chin with his index finger, causing a scratching sound to fill the silence of the empty hallway. “Yeah, me too,” he agrees.
“Should we follow her?”
Alex shakes his head. “No, she’s pissed. She needs time to calm down. Let’s go back in. I still have a few more words to share with the King of Darkness himself.” My eyes widen at his domineering tone. I have never thought Alex to be the offensive, leadership type. That role was always reserved for Lexi. However, considering Lexi’s lack of ‘take charge’ attitude I’ve witnessed lately, it’s only to be expected that the other twin would pick up where one left off.
“It’s your show,” I tell him and gesture with my hand for him to lead the way. We walk back into the room and Erebos stands up. Aither turns around in his chair and watches us make our way over to them.
“Where is your twin?” Erebos asks Alex.
Alex stops walking and crosses his arms as soon as his face-to-face with him. “She needs space to think right now. She’ll be back when she’s ready to be.” There is a moment of quietness before Alex continues. “I need to make sure we are on the same page--”
“I don’t think it’s wise for your sister to be alone right now,” Erebos cuts him off.
“I know that!” Alex says exasperated.
“Helios has already spotted her,” Erebos admits.
“What?” I ask in shock. I start to turn for the door.
“It’s too late. By the time you get to her, they will be gone.”
“Gone where?” Alex asks from right behind me. He started running as soon as I did. We pause at the door and turn back around to Erebos. Both him and Aither are now standing.
“I can’t tell you that, yet. What’s about to happen needs to be played out now. Your sister and her lover have just set in motion a new future.”