“That’s rich,” Regent said, “Coming from you.”
I shook my head. “I’ve played along.”
“Bullshit. You’ve demanded concessions and compromises from us every step along the way.”
“And I’ve made concessions and compromises. I accepted it when you revealed your real power, I agreed we should capture Shadow Stalker for the one job.”
“Let’s call a duck a duck. You agreed to capturing Shadow Stalker because you wanted revenge.”
What if I want to call a duck “ei and”?
I shook my head. “No. Remember when I first brought up the bullying? I was pretty clear about how I didn’t want any of that.”
Oh yeah, that’s a good point.
Except that was in part because the Harpies were, despite being menaces, powerless. Defenseless.
Then you learned Sophia wasn’t.
“You said it, but that’s a long ways away from meaning it.”
“I say what I mean.”
Do you, Taylor? Do you really?
Sometimes I’m not sure you know what you mean.