“I don’t want Lexx knowing anything.” Zaile stated flatly. “You will not tell him anything. It is better this way for all of us. He doesn’t need to know.”

Riley was silent for a moment. It made him angry. “You’re cold, Zaile.”

“No,.. I’m a businessman.” Zaile didn’t waste a moment with his reply. To himself, he could only think of one thing. He would not be denied. He had always gotten everything he wanted as a child and even an adult. He would not be denied. He would do anything to rescue the only family he had. Anything.