“We will discuss this privately later, Chel.” It failed. Vic knew better than to turn around and look at Chel. It was better to avoid this entire conversation until Vic had more information.
“Come this way and I’ll show you our center of operations.” Riley, who had been paying careful attention to the conversation, changed the topic. “Please do not touch anything unless someone says that you can.”
Victor immediately followed Riley. Maenae darted after them. Chel was a bit slower, upset by her lack of influence. She had hoped she would be in a good spot to help Lexx, but aside from the information she had to give and her personal contact WITH Riley and Lexx, her own father didn’t have any use for her input. Things were not going the way she expected.