Chapter 6 - Life in the Halls
"Cadet Tudor, Cadet Tyler, in the ring!"
"Advice, sir. Wisdom from a teacher. Bafflegab from an officer, even."
"Pretend you're shooting me, Your Highness."
"I found inspiration, Sergeant."
Dusty returned her gauss rifle to the armourer, making sure the weapon was signed back in properly. As she turned to leave, Ric caught up to her. "Hey, wait, okay?" he called.
The idea of pretending she hadn't heard him crossed her mind, but she had turned when Ric called. "Sure."
Ric signed in his gauss rifle then joined Dusty. "We really need to talk."
"Isn't that what we're doing now?"
"That's . . ." Ric sighed. "You didn't have to provoke Rhiannon like that."
"It worked." Dusty turned to leave.
Ric fell in beside her, matching her pace. "What happened to putting up a united front?"