Episode Twenty-Five: Senator: Scene 16

And the succubus turned and fled. Through a portal that smelled of brimstone.

“You got it, didn’t you.” Not quite a question.

“She seemed to sense that.”

I shook my head. “Nah, me and Kanesha just took apart a pair of war demons she brought for backup. I think she just decided she didn’t want to take on any more people.”

I hoped that was the case.

“Unfortunately, we’ll have to corner her to use it.” Will frowned.

“As long as she doesn’t know…got anyone who could use it who could pose as a customer?”

Will blushed scarlet, no doubt remembering being kidnapped and tied up in a brothel.

“I don’t mean you!” I exclaimed.

Kanesha had her mouth covered, trying not to laugh at poor Will’s discomfort. I shot her a look – it really wasn’t that funny. Well, it was, but it was a poor kind of humor. It really wasn’t fair to laugh at him.

“I could probably find somebody who wouldn’t be thoroughly embarrassed. Or we could get her at a party.”

I considered that. “Too many people at parties who might get caught in the crossfire. Enough people have got hurt lately.”

Will sighed and nodded. “You’re right. I’ll see if I can find somebody.”

“I’d glamor up and try myself, but I think she can sense glamors, if not see through them.”

“Or you could just have me do it,” came a voice from nearby.

“Think she can’t sense yours?” I turned to glance at Loki. He was leaning against a wall.

“I’ve been doing this a lot longer than you have,” he pointed out. “And besides, she’d probably be flattered at a visit from me.”

I laughed. “But that means we have to give you her true name.”

He grinned sidelong. “Yes, it does, doesn’t it.”

I decided I didn’t want to know what he planned on doing with it. “You embarrass me.”

He grinned even more. “Isn’t that part of my job?”

I put my hands on my hips. “You’re the most embarrassing parent in the history of the world.”

“And also the best equipped to do this and you know it.”

I heard somebody laughing.

It was Sarael.

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