I had the gall to believe I could trick Nate. Most spells are invisible, protection runes notwithstanding. He shouldn’t have noticed a change. It wasn’t a cure, after all, just a quick trick to slow the rate of infection.
“What did you do to me, you son of a bitch?”
Dodge. “Took control. Get over it.”
“When you touched me, you got that smile I only see when you think you’re being clever.”
“I’m fucking brilliant, what’s your point?” Honest, vain, distracting.
“You’re up to something.”
“It’s called science. Hence, our destination.” We had a lot of road to cover.