Sunday Scribblings #203 – When Pigs Fly
The boy on the back of the bike stared from Kystel to Emelia, then at Ryall.
Lolly rolled her eyes and put her arm around Kystel. “Kystel, this is Emelia. You’ll have to excuse her. She hasn’t been around people much and her manners are a little rusty.” She looked pointedly at Emelia.
Emelia dropped her arm and glared at Ryall for a moment, then stepped forward.
“Nice to meet you.” The words were welcoming. The tone was anything but.
“Hi.” Kystel answered without a smile. She glanced at Ryall. He brought her here. The next move was his.
“So what kind of freak is she?” The boy put his hand on Emelia’s shoulder.
“She’s a flyer, like Ryall.” He said.
Kystel stared at him and then at Ryall. “How did he know that?”
Ryall introduced them. “Kystel, meet Arkin. One of his gifts is the ability to see “freaks” and identify their gifts. “
“Wow. I bet the Mekaneks would love to get their hands on him.” Kystel said. “What about her?” Kystel nodded her head in Emelia’s direction.
“None of your business, freak!” Emelia was smiling now. She seemed to enjoy being a pain.
“She is a healer.” Sloan said grinning. Lolly had her hand over her mouth and even Ralph had stopped looking anxious and started to smile. Ryall looked away and Kystel tried not to laugh. Arkin was the first one to give. In a moment they were all laughing. Emelia tried not to but even she finally loosened up.
“She’s really very good.” Ryall sputtered. “You might need her sometime!”
Kystel still laughing put her hands on her hips. “That will happen the day I play poker with the twins!”