Garovel floated around Hector. ‘How much do you two know about what’s happening in Sescoria?’
‘Are you referring to that incident a few weeks back?’ said Bohwanox.
“I know the Queen’s gone missing,” said Colt. “Why do you ask? Don’t tell me you plan on getting mixed up in all that.”
“We already are,” said Hector.
‘Hector and I were there when Belgrant Castle was attacked. We helped the Queen escape.’
Colt and Bohwanox shared equal surprise.
‘The attack was Abolish’s work, which I’m sure they’ve kept quiet. They’re looking to seize control of Atreya--or rather, I suppose they already have. As far as we know, the Queen has been looking for reinforcements in order to retake the capital.’
“Abolish?” said Colt.
‘A very powerful group of reapers and servants,’ Bohwanox explained. ‘Assholes, the lot of them, but not the kind of people we’re prepared to fight.’
‘Then you’ll have to leave the country, because they plan on destroying this one.’
“What the fuck?” said Colt. “What are you talking about?”
‘You already know, don’t you, Bohwanox? Abolish only wants to cause as much destruction and misery as possible.’
Bohwanox confirmed Colt’s inquiring glance with a nod. ‘You and Hector intend to do, what exactly?’
‘Hector will train while we observe the situation. We don’t know the details of Abolish’s plans, but supposedly, we have a few months before things will really start to get bad. Even if you don’t intend to fight them with us, it could be quite helpful if Colt and Hector trained together.’
‘Ah. I see.’
‘I’m sure you want Colt’s power to grow as quickly as possible, too.’
Bohwanox hesitated. ‘That would be agreeable. And I have never had a servant before. I could benefit from your insight into the matter.’
‘But I do not intend to have Colt fight Abolish.’
Hector furrowed his brow at the other reaper.