CHAPTER SIX HUNDRED-SIX
“I have a lot of fun things to get in before then,” Alex said with a grin and a wiggle of her eyebrows.
“Like what?” Nelson asked.
“My friend Ji is talking about moving to Denver again,” Alex said. “He’s a master martial artist. We’re supposed to take them to look at houses this weekend. He and I will spar. Colin too.”
Alex nodded to Nelson.
“Your turn,” Alex said.
“Oh,” Nelson sighed. “We’re working on a cold case set in Grand Junction. Very hush, hush because of the players involved. I was wondering what the solution will turn out to be. Ava and Seth…”
Nelson looked at Alex to be sure that she knew who he was talking about. She nodded.
“They are so great at digging up details that no one thought about before,” Nelson said. He looked at Alex. “We’ve solved every case so far.”
Alex nodded and sighed.
“It’s amazing how saving the world never fits into my plans,” Alex said under her breath.
Nelson laughed. They fell silent again.
“There’s a lot of waiting with my work,” Alex said.
“Yeah?” Nelson asked.
“We usually play cards,” Alex said.
Nelson raised his hands and leaned back.
“I will not play cards with you,” Nelson said.
“What?” Alex asked, laughing. “Why?”
“Max says that you’re even better at cards than he is,” Nelson said shaking his head. “I’ve played with John and that was brutal. I will not play with you.”
“I can’t believe that we know so many people in common and never met,” Alex said.
“What do you think you’ll do when all of this Templar stuff is over?” Alex asked.
Nelson turned to look at her.
“You’ve been this ‘heir’ all of your life,” Alex said. “I just wondered what it would be like for you it was over.”
“Help my father disband the organization,” Nelson said. Nodding to where Hedone, Hecate, and Artemis were talking. “Make sure to get the items in the hoard back to their rightful owners. Turn the properties over to the French government.”
“My father had plans to disband the organization,” Nelson said, “I mean, before all of this.”
“You won’t miss it?” Alex asked. “I mean, there are probably thousands of men who would have loved to be the heir.”
“That’s because they don’t really know what it means,” Nelson said.
Nyx appeared in the middle of the room.
“More later,” Alex said out of the corner of her mouth.
“Time to go,” Nyx said.
“Where?” Nelson asked.
His words were lost in the rush of movement and spinning chaos that was traveling by fairy.
Denver Cereal continues on Monday…
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