Caelum Lex Chapter 21: Truths and LiesCaelum Lex Chapter 21: Truths and Lies by khronosabre
Up in the bridge, Fiearius pulled back the ship's main clutch, watching as the scenery out the window opened up into the deep black of space. They'd managed to depart the port safely, but this hadn't been the quiet, easy pitstop Fiearius had in mind. Tritius Adler's voice filled his head.
Leta doesn't know, he had said coldly. She doesn't need to.
But he had to tell her. Lying to Leta wasn't quite like lying to anyone else. His stomach twisted with guilt when his mind flashed, uneasily, to the bottle of Flush tucked under the dashboard. He hadn't touched the pills in three days, but still, that lie was enough on its own.
But one problem at a time, he thought uneasily. For now, he had to tell her what her father had said. He had to tell her about her mother. He had to. There was no way he -
"So, I was right?"
Fiearius turned back to find he suddenly wasn't alone in the cabin. Cyrus walked in, rubbing his hands on a grease-stained cloth as he climbed through the doorway
Caelum Lex Pt. 2 Chapter 20: HuntedCaelum Lex Pt. 2 Chapter 20: Hunted by khronosabre
"So what you're saying is, you're giving up," Fiearius snapped as he followed Leta into the sea of people filling the bustling space port. The Dionysian was stopped for the day to refuel, restock and regroup. When they'd landed, the crew had immediately scattered off to explore the array of shops.
Crowded and noisy as the port was, nothing could have prevented their ensuing argument.
"I'm not giving up on anything," said Leta, throwing him a fierce sideways glare. "There's simply no way we can safely go after them now."
Fiearius felt like tearing his hair out. For reasons he could not fathom, Leta thought they shouldn't try to raid any more Society ships after all. It was, in her words, needlessly risky. Stupid. They'd gotten lucky once and it wouldn't happen again.
It was so unlike her to back down on something that Fiearius felt like kicking the nearest bench in frustration. Instead, he scowled and followed after her as she headed toward a grocery store (she was doing an err