Wil, Matilda, Felix and one of the Kindred Elders were waiting for Ben on Wil’s sentient ship. As Matilda explained to Ben what they were going to attempt, his expression became dubious.
“Why do you need me? I’m not trained in this sort of thing.”
“The Elder wants you. You want to argue with him?” Matilda raised a speculative eyebrow.
Ben chuckled, ducking his head. “No, I don’t. What do we do?”
“Sentience has it all set up. She’ll make the connection, boost our signal by tapping into the Trimagnite pockets. The Elder has shown her how already. Then the Elder and Felix will guide us from there. Simple as that.”
“Where do we have to go?” Ben was still trying to take in details.
“We go to the Sentience’s control room and do what we’re told,” Wil replied.
Ben nodded. A few years ago, before coming on this trip, he’d have thought anyone completely psychotic for suggesting such a thing. Now, it didn’t sound crazy, it sounded like the best possible way for him to contact Emme.
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