Lightning: Don’t buy it! She’s lying, probably!

Jany: Then why do you think she’s trying to kill you, Lightning?

Lightning: I —

Jany: Is she just some kind of sadist? What’s her goal, if not to have you die so Blake doesn’t have to?

And if it’s only supposed to be four Beings that survive . . . Do you care who the other three are? Do you have . . . pre-apocalypse non-aggression pacts with any of your rich important friends?

Walker: Only one. Heaven knows the Swan’s Master, or the Bear’s, or the Dog’s, couldn’t be trusted to keep a pact about this.

And I suppose now I’ll have to cut you in on it, won’t I? Keep this to yourself, and I’ll help Kara Lynn live.