DD – On the plane we had a row to ourselves because Paul wasn’t with us. Between us. As soon as the plane reached the sky, Aunt Axi slid into his empty middle seat and took my hands in hers. Her fingers were light but strong.
“They think me dead, they think you locked in the safe house. I believe this gives us time to reach my home and safety. If I am wrong, we are running to our deaths. Forgive me.”
The flight attendant interrupted us. Aunt Axi ordered orange juice for us and the flight attendant moved along. Aunt Axi leaned close and spoke calmly. I heard her words and I heard the crying and screaming that most other people would have added to that story.
What had happened. They left Paul and me at the safe house and hurried back to Martin’s office for the sudden hearing to discuss Alcatur’s sentence. But that hearing was bogus, an excuse to re-open a wide connection among Everweer. Through the connection, Alcatur’s supporters attacked, killing his guards. He used the connection to escape the courtroom. He was somewhere unknown, with his supporters – other Everweer who agreed that all Mere are threats and deserve to die.
The attack came to Martin’s office, also. Two of our group were secret supporters of Alcatur. They tried to kill Aunt Axi, left her for dead. Would have killed Paul and me if we had been there. They attacked then used the Everweer connection to join Alcatur. They. Ezra and Natalie. The nicest ones.
Before they got away, they killed Martin. They killed Mr. Colvant.
Hearing that is the last thing I remember about our trip.
Aunt Axi guessed right about fleeing to safety. We made it. We’re back in the sub, in the Trigg house. It would be weird to be here, if I could feel weird.
Aunt Axi says no one can enter unless she allows it. So we are safe here.
I helped her move a second bed into her bedroom and she plugged in a nightlight and now I’m laying in the almost dark, near her but I don’t hear her breathing. I think she’s awake too.
Tupac. – sE