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Drake sauntered over to us, out of breath, and stopped right beside me, nodding as if he’d just had a lobotomy. His hair was damp with sweat, and his arms were shaking. He gazed into my eyes, and smiled like an unlit jack-o-lantern.
A sick feeling filled my stomach, and I shook my head. “No. Please. Surely not—”
“I am afraid so,” the Kilodan said.
“Why?” I whined. “I can’t be a Psi Fighter with him. All I can be is annoyed.”
“Which is exactly what we need you to be,” Andy said. “It’s the perfect cover. And you’re so good at it.”
“Let him do it,” I said, pointing to Drake. “He’s better at being annoying.”
“I’m starting to get the impression you don’t like me,” Drake said, frowning.
“Starting? What’s your IQ?”
“This isn’t a request,” the Kilodan said, somewhat sternly.
“Oh.” My first instinct was to stomp the floor and scream and throw the worst temper tantrum I could imagine. But that would give the Kilodan the mistaken impression that I was immature. So, I pinched Drake’s cheeks and pulled his mouth into a wide Cheshire cat grin. “Okay, then. I assume I will be receiving the standard fee for babysitting this little guy.”
“You underestimate Mr. Reynolds,” the Kilodan said.
“I’m not sure that’s possible.”
“You underestimate how much that hurts,” Drake mumbled.
“No, I don’t.” I let his face snap back to normal.
“You’re beautiful when you don’t get your way. This will be fun.” Drake puckered his lips and blew me a kiss.
I fake-smiled at Drake and said, “Would you please excuse us?”
“No problem,” Drake said. He backed up a few steps to give us some room.
“Let me rephrase.” I took Drake by the shoulders, turned him toward the door, and shoved.
“Oh, right.” Drake stumbled, and disappeared through the door.
I turned to Andy. “Let me get this straight. Nicolaitan plans to hunt me down, pump me full of mind-altering drugs, and turn me into a stupid, mindless beast that hates Psi Fighters and knows all their secrets. Is that what I am to understand?”
“Actually,” Andy said, “you’d be a highly intelligent, fully aware beast that hates the Psi Fighters and knows all their secrets.”
“And how is infiltrating the Proletariat with Drake going to prevent that?”
“It could lead us to Camelot,” Andy said. “I’m beginning to think you have a problem with this plan.”
“He’s annoying. He’s egotistical. He has bad breath.”
“Your point?” Andy asked.
“Whose side are you on? Why can’t you be my partner? Drake Reynolds is more full of himself than a bean burrito. He can’t help me infiltrate anything. He’ll brag about it to the whole school. He needs to learn humility. It’s a foundation of kung fu, right? And I’d be happy to teach him. Let me spar with him. Right now.”
“No,” the Kilodan said. “I need him alive.”
“For what?” I said.
The Kilodan just stared at me.
“Drake is perfect for this mission,” Andy said. “The boy is not what he seems.”
“I certainly hope not, because he seems like a muttonhead.”
About Live and Let Psi (Psi Fight Academy, #2):
Rinnie Noelle would rather kick some creepy villain butt than go on a date. As a Psi Fighter trained in the Mental Arts, she can’t be distracted by emotion. Her nemesis, Nicolaitan, is manipulating students from her school, using them as puppets to carry out his new plan to find the infamous Morgan Girl, and he doesn’t care who becomes collateral damage in the process. People’s lives are depending on Rinnie’s ultimate focus.
But Mason Draudimon keeps slicing into her soul sharper than a Thought Saber, and her feelings for him knock her off her game with the strength of a psionic War Hammer. Mason insists on helping Rinnie take down Nicolaitan for his own reasons—to avenge his mother—and the closer they get to the truth, the more dangerous the dance between mind and heart, life and death, logic and love.
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