“My-my.” Mauki’s continuous smile and flippant tone grated on Lexx. It was like he was talking about an unimportant toy. “This much concern for a girl you hardly know?”

“She is only a friend.” Lexx channeled his anger into exaggerated hand movements and slight wing flexes.

“You mean you just haven’t had that hot blood to take her.” Mauki’s voice carried an undeniable tone of malice to it that made Lexx’s body feel as though it were bristling all over from the inside out. “I would in a-“