Lexx stared at Chel for a moment, letting what she said sink in. “They didn’t come to me about this.”
“They didn’t want to distract you from the game,” Chel explained, unsure she wanted to see Lexx’s reaction. He stared ahead, contemplating the situation. The relay atmosphere became tumultuous. The gentle light and surrounding calm colors shifted to green, then red.
“They know what I want.” Lexx growled thoughtfully, a scowl crossing his face. “They didn’t come to me because they knew my answer!”
“Why did they bother asking me?” Chel grimaced. She didn’t want to be some kind of mediator between Lexx and his group of well meaning supporters. She wanted to help, but this wasn’t the way.