Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 4: Motion
Carthis was the coldest place Corra had ever visited. Slick ice covered the paths, tree branches sagged under the weight of snow, and icy wind nipped her hands, which she hastily stuffed in her pockets as she walked beside Finn away from the rehab center.
Worry sat in her chest, like a lead weight. Ren had gone quietly and agreeably when they checked him into the center last night. He hadn't said a word until the very end, when he turned to Corra and thanked her softly. Then he added, "Will you tell her I'm sorry, please?"
And just like that, he was gone: the officer shook hands with Finn, then with Corra, and promised constant updates on Ren's condition. They said they could visit as often as they liked. Now, hours later, Corra was quiet and restless on the walk back to the Beacon. She kept close to Finn, purposely letting him block the wind for her.
"Do you think he'll be okay?" she mumbled at last. Finn slid her a look of understanding.
"Yeah. I do." His voice was warm and assuring.
Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 3: Departure
Leta had never moved so quickly.
The moment Ren made his confession - I contacted the Society, I told them where we are - she shot up to her feet, threw open the door and dodged into the hallway, leaving Ren sitting on her bed. "Stay here, don't move," she heard herself bark over her shoulder as she sprinted toward the cargo bay, heart pounding in her throat.
Her feet pounded down the metal ramp and out into the dirt road - she had to get to Cyrus. She had to get him and then they had to leave - they had to go anywhere, it didn't matter where -
She'd only made it fifty yards from the Dionysian when suddenly, a sharp wind gusted past her ears, followed by a roar of noise. A shadow passed over the ground around her feet. And then she looked up: in the air, blasting overhead, were three sleek, jet-black fighter ships, low to the ground, readying to land mere miles away.
On each ship was the shining Society librera.
Before Leta could move, Cyrus' voice jolted her.
Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 2: Progress
For several stunned seconds, Leta simply stood rooted beside Fiearius' bed without moving or speaking. One wrong move on her part, and she feared Fiearius would spiral back toward screaming hysteria or even worse, return to his utter stony silence.
But there was no denying that he looked more healthy and alive, showing his usual youthful fervor. His bare shoulders were slouched in bed, but his auburn hair sprung over his forehead and his tired eyes even contained a hint of mischief.
"About time you spoke up," said Leta at last, releasing a careful breath of relief. "And you even sound like your old self."
Fiearius lifted his eyebrows in admission. "Yeah … getting there. Trying to, anyway."
Was he trying? All attempts to get Fiearius to speak had been met with bitter, tired silence. Sometimes he even refused meals. Really, he seemed to have no interest in recovery at all.
Leta tentatively stepped closer and lowered to the edge of the bed, smoothing the covers with her ha
Caelum Lex Pt 2 Chapter 1: Stranded
The double doors were suddenly thrown open with a bang, followed by the cool clicking of heels on the floor. The lone man seated at the oval table looked up expectantly at the woman whose voice burst over the room.
"You had better know what you're doing, Councillor," the woman spat as she lowered into a chair. Even after all these years working alongside her, he only knew her by the planet she represented: Ellegy. Councillors didn't have the luxury of names nor identity, even amongst one another.
All she had to him was her cold voice and her sharp pointed features which, in this moment, were dark with anger. "Bringing us all together like this?" she went on. "Now? It's dangerous. It's irresponsible. We're practically begging an assassin to come here and wipe us out."
The man's lip twitched in irritation, but his voice was calm. "The Council has met before," he reminded.
"Well, yes," she admitted, exasperated. "But that was important. Building infrastructure on Vescent was impo