“I don’t see why you would be angry with me,” Lexx felt the need to defend himself. “It meant nothing, really. What’s the problem? I had to do something or Claudia was going to do worse to me. You have no idea how persistent that woman is!”

“You are so selfish!” Chel blurted out, jumping to her feet so fast that Zeta ended up being knocked off the couch and to the floor.

“Huh? What do you mean?” Lexx didn’t understand how. He had been in trouble. How was it selfish to get himself out of something he didn’t want anything to do with in the first place.

“Frustrating too!” Chel glared over her shoulder. Why couldn’t he see what she meant. It was clear to her. Still steaming, she stormed back to the sleeping area, leaving Lexx sitting on the couch, staring in surprise.