“Kvassir’s Blood? I can probably find you some.”
I nodded. “I need it as a spell component.”
“I could see it working in some divining spells.”
He nodded. “Got it. Does this have something to do with Mike’s issues?”
“Yeah. We have illusion or shapeshifting or something involved.”
Bruce shuddered. “You have some enemies, girl.”
“And some allies. Don’t worry. I’ll be fine. Just…”
“Oh, I saw the situation on the news.” He sighed, and then stepped into the fish and chip place.
Given how tiny it was, I thought that was a good time to stop discussing magic. It was a hole in the wall in the true sense, and we’d probably have to sit at the counter, but supposedly it had authentic fish and chips, not Americanized ones. I hadn’t been to Ireland, at least not to remember, so I couldn’t be sure, but I ordered the fish and chips anyway.
We sat at the counter, and I munched on battered cod. “Mmm…not bad.”
“It’s as close as you’ll get around here.” Bruce grinned. “I spent a year in Ireland as an exchange student.”
He’d never mentioned that. “What’s it like?”
“Very green, very Catholic, and fairies under every dang tree.”
Kanesha laughed. “So, just like everyone says. Don’t they like, call it the urinal of Europe because it rains so much?”
“Just means you appreciate the sunny days better. So, I should send it to Thea?”
I nodded. “Yeah. I’d pick it up, but I don’t want anyone in trouble for giving alcohol to a minor.”
“I wouldn’t think you’d count, but I suppose…”
“I do, legally.” I shook my head. “Not like I haven’t sneaked a glass of wine or mead, but…”
“I’ll get it to her. I’ll let her know what they want in return. Probably it’ll come in a bottle.”
I grinned. “Yeah. That seems fair. And she can have any we don’t use. I think she likes the stuff.”
“Wouldn’t surprise me.”
I thought about it and decided that a valkyrie liking a drink with the word “blood” in the name made entirely too much sense.