Vision swimming, I gave Nate the confirmation he sought, if not reassurance. There was no solace in what we had to do – or what I’d discovered. The hive had come close to disarming the protections around Nate’s infection. Keeping him whole had meant showing them what I could do.
Magic used to come in spurts, unreliable. Now, it rode me
like a feral jockey, whipping for more. Good thing Nate wasn’t inside my head, because my father was right. I
needed to learn how to harness my power.
In the meantime, Nate and I had a voodoo priest