Lexx turned, making a circle to head back to the shore and closer to where Chel was arguing with her mother. Vic trudged after him.
“They say you’re a good person,” Vic called out. “She says you’re a good person.” He swept a hand out to where Chel stood. “Good people are often taken advantage of when they don’t have direction.”
Lexx stopped walking again, to look at Vic, listening to his words. He said nothing, waiting.
“Right now is not the best time to think about the future.” Vic took a deep breath, unsure of what he was doing. Thoughts of his daughter ran through his head. This situation was awful, but the possibility of a bright future was there. “When you win, we will go over your options.”
A slight smile spread over Lexx’s face, and he nodded in agreement.