Discussing Options

After returning home to continue his recovery, Rylan requests that he and Annabelle go out for a meal. Annabelle suggests one of their favorite restaurants, but Rylan insists on a new establishment. Reluctantly Annabelle agrees and as they travel through the city, his smile sours at the sight of the military personnel lining the streets. Once they are seated, Rylan quickly begins musing about Liam’s accomplishments and plans. He is amazed at how far he’s pushed things. Has Rylan given up on trying to fight Liam? Or will he reveal his plans to Annabelle as they share a meal?

Discussing Options

“It’s amazing what Liam’s been able to achieve in such a short amount of time.”

Rylan dropped his menu onto his plate and lowered Annabelle’s. “While his choices appeared to be random at first, the people Liam’s placed into the government, have been strategic.”

Annabelle unrolled the napkin, freeing the utensils, and laid them on the table. She dabbed her mouth with the ornate cloth before laying it across her lap. “Given that his colonization legislation was approved so quickly, that much is obvious. Are we going to be able to undo his recklessness?”

Rylan raised a finger, and their waiter hurried over. The man deposited a plate of sliced bread and a carafe of oil between them, “Are you ready to order?”


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