Shoutout to all the commenters rooting for Jany. She’s out from being cornered in a secret basement, but her situation isn’t getting much less dicey any time soon.


Jany: Well, I can tell you one thing. You’re never going to kill a Being by fighting it. They thrive on the energy of it, somehow. Stop them from fighting, and that’s when they’ll have problems. Now, let’s have a look at this research of yours, right?

Walker: Excellent.

Give her a tour of the Meggido file. Keep an eye on her so she doesn’t cause any damage, but let her look at anything.

Dr. Gaillard: How long have you been interested in historical Being research?

Jany: About half an hour.

Walker: I have a meeting. Keep her until I call.

Lightning (thinking): Teenagers! Master’s right. You can’t count on anyone younger than twenty-five.