He pulls his hand away and leans back against the wall.
What's the justification for that one?
We'll go faster if he doesn't have to carry her.
Seems like a bad tradeoff for a dangerous, insane vampire with mind-control powers.
Maybe. There was nothing out in the field today, so we're probably during one of the years where there isn't anything out regularly, but still, every day we're out here we're running a lot of risks.
Hundred miles, you said. We must've covered at least eight.
Your telepathy range is what, exactly?
A lot more than that, yeah. I can talk to everyone here. The thing is, we didn't yet know that it couldn't be spoofed. They'd have to be insane to act on anything sent to them from near Angband by someone claiming to be their relative from the future. I did tell the person who could do the most with it everything he could possibly use, right away. But I don't think he believed me - maybe once more of it comes true - and he's sure not going to send a rescue mission. He didn't answer at all, actually. That's policy, not to answer under circumstances like these.
Why didn't you mention this earlier?
Because I don't want the enemy to know it and he can scrape it right out of your head.
But not out of yours?
I might be able to kill myself fast enough.
I know it's far from it.
Ryan is humming to himself and thinking about a girl he dated in college.
Alex closes his eyes.