Star Crossed Update Chapter Seventeen on TWCS
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“Edward, you’re going to wear out the bulkhead,” Mom chided. “Your mate is fine with your father. This conversation is a long-time coming.”
“Dad’s actions were very inconsiderate, Mom,” Elizabeth snickered. “Opinions are like assholes. We all have one and they most definitely stink.”
“Bolians don’t have assholes,” I whispered, looking down at the glittering green and blue orb below us. “Their bodily waste is reabsorbed into their bodies and excreted in the form of a gas.”
“Thank you, Emperor Smart Ass, for that wonderful biology lesson,” Elizabeth deadpanned. “Now, I know why my Bolian roommate from university always smelled like shit.” I shot my sister a withering glare. “Don’t look at me in that tone of voice, Edward Anthony.”
“You’re such a pain in the ass, Elizabeth,” I grumbled.
“Edward, stop it,” Mom barked. “Apologize to your sister.”
“Sorry, Lizzie,” I said, crossing my arms over my chest.
“And Elizabeth, stop goading him. He’s got enough on his plate without your sarcastic remarks,” Mom chided.
“Sorry, Edward. I didn’t mean to give you shit,” Elizabeth said, walking over to me and leaning her head on my shoulder. “What’s our next plan of attack?”
“I don’t know,” I sighed. “I feel more confident about a fight knowing we have the Imperial Fleet.”
“I’m shocked that the Council of Elders didn’t inform you or Nirabelle of those vessels,” Mom scoffed.
“The Council of Elders are entrenched in this coup, Mom. I honestly don’t trust any of them,” I growled. “Even Counselor Marcusi has his own agenda, but Counselors Aro and Caius may be behind this. To what end? I don’t know and it’s incredibly frustrating. We need to pretend like we are unaware of their involvement, but they could be in contact with the Remans or Alphans.”
“Their transmissions are being closely monitored. Plus, any incoming or outgoing ship is being searched and checked before they are allowed to depart the Cygnarian system,” Mom explained.
“Jasper suggested it after he heard about the Turulian cargo ship delivering the marchesian stones. The ships we’re boarding are not happy about it, but it’s a necessary evil of war.”