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.Â â€œKystel, this is Emelia.Â Youâ€™ll have to excuse her.Â She hasnâ€™t been around people much and her manners are a little rusty.â€Â She looked pointedly at Emelia.
Emelia dropped her arm and glared at Ryall for a moment, then stepped forward.
â€œNice to meet you.â€Â The words were welcoming.Â The tone was anything but.
â€œHi.â€Â Kystel answered without a smile.Â She glanced at Ryall.Â He brought her here.Â The next move was his.
â€œSo what kind of freak is she?â€Â The boy put his hand on Emeliaâ€™s shoulder.
â€œSheâ€™s a flyer, like Ryall.â€Â He said.
Kystel stared at him and then at Ryall.Â â€œHow did he know that?â€
Ryall introduced them. â€œKystel, meet Arkin.Â One of his gifts is the ability to see â€œfreaksâ€ and identify their gifts. â€œ
â€œWow.Â I bet the Mekaneks would love to get their hands on him.â€Â Kystel said.Â â€œWhat about her?â€Â Kystel nodded her head in Emeliaâ€™s direction.
â€œNone of your business, freak!â€Â Emelia was smiling now.Â She seemed to enjoy being a pain.
â€œShe is a healer.â€Â Sloan said grinning. Lolly had her hand over her mouth and even Ralph had stopped looking anxious and started to smile.Â Ryall looked away and Kystel tried not to laugh.Â Arkin was the first one to give.Â In a moment they were all laughing.Â Emelia tried not to but even she finally loosened up.
â€œSheâ€™s really very good.â€Â Ryall sputtered. â€œYou might need her sometime!â€
Kystel still laughing put her hands on her hips. â€œThat will happen the day I play poker with the twins!â€