Miraculously, everyone was awake when Sam arrived at the camp. The Helminites already had breakfast going and, when they started serving it up, the air tore nearby. Journey stepped out and, if his clothes showed signs of dried blood and violence, his flesh underneath was whole. Selarenia and Conner came out behind him, and Jasper groaned loudly. "Here I was hopin' to have a job away from him."
"The universe doesn't love either of us that much," Conner said, smirking.
"You're both welcome as far as I'm concerned," Derek said, embracing Conner before he could say anything against it.
"Married life disagree with you that much?" Aislin asked from her spot by the fire, eyebrows raising.
"I will cut you," Conner said, disentangling himself from Derek.