I certainly didn’t want to start any wars. Thinking about it, I liked fighting, but I’d be just as happy if it was all friendly spars. Trusting Kara to talk to Kanesha about getting her a weapon – she was right, it wasn’t my place to dictate what kind of weapon – I headed off down the street.
Right into an argument between Angrboda and Loki.
I was sure they’d put themselves in my path for a reason. “I am not refereeing between you two.”
Loki grinned. “Oh, come on…”
“Nope. Not taking sides.” Even if Angrboda wasn’t my mother, I still wasn’t taking Loki’s side, which would make him smug, or hers, which would make him angry.
“Ask Sigyn what she thinks about him collecting demons.”
My lips twisted into a grin. “Blame the angel. He’s the one who gave him the name.” I idly wondered if angels ate popcorn, because Sarael could use a large bag right now.
Angrboda snorted. “Just send her back to Hell when you’re done with her. Or I’ll make absolutely sure Sigyn knows about it.”
His ex threatening to tell his current was so amusing I had to stifle a laugh. “Well, why don’t you go deal with her, then?”
“Oh, I plan on it.”
Angrboda said, in an aside, “He plans on seeing if he can get her in bed before using it.”
“That should be easy. Seducing a succubus?”
Loki grinned. “Ah, but she’s ready for me. She knows who I am. That’s going to make it much more challenging.”
“Who told her?”
Loki shrugged. “How would I know that? It got to her somehow.”
Meaning he’d made sure she knew so he’d have a fun challenge. “Oh well, if she’s playing games with you, maybe she’s leaving Sarlac alone.”
“Sarlac…there’s a guy with something in common with the angel.”
Immune to a succubus. I finally got the point somewhere in my head. “Oh. He doesn’t…”
Loki shrugged. “He doesn’t. Kind of a boring life, but what can I say? Some people are made that way.”
“Probably,” Angrboda quipped, “Because you’ve stolen a few thousand mortals’ sexual energy.”
I blushed a bit, but I wasn’t going to argue with them. Either of them. Whistling, Loki headed off in the direction of Red Flowers.
“He’s going to regret it.”
I shrugged. “Mom won’t hear from me.”
“Your mother’s used to it, but we don’t need him getting kidnapped again.”
“She’s not powerful enough for that and he has her name.”
“Unless she gets backup.”
I shrugged. “Most I’ve seen her with is lesser demonlings and two war demons me and Kanesha took apart. I don’t think she has any.”
Angrboda shrugged. “It’s his funeral. I tried.” A pause. “Besides, she won’t kidnap him. She might just keep him for a while, though.”
Well…that suited me almost as well as sending her back to Hell. Almost.