“Riley, take Chel home.”  Lexx turned his back to Trasik and tried to look over Chel and only at Riley.

“I am not leaving!”  Chel shrieked in a panic.

“I don’t want you here.”  Lexx reached out to Chel quickly through the relay.  “I don’t want you to see this.”  He was completely subdued, his eyes half closed as though hiding something.  Chel reached for him, but he seemed just out of reach and holding himself back.

“It’s my fault you’re here!”  Chel couldn’t get to him in reality, but nothing was holding her back over the relay.  He was right there, but no matter how far she reached he was just out of her reach, which was almost worse because it was Lexx who was pushing her away.