“It’s not so bad,” said Renard, “serving under Annie, really.”
“Hmm,” said Kat. She set down her teacup. “What makes you say that?”
“Oh, er, uh…” Rey scratched his head. It was hard to explain his feelings about Antimony, especially since so much of it was tied up with his feelings for Surma.
Kat smirked. “I think you have a crush on her.”
“What?” cried Renard. “No I don’t.”
“What, touched a nerve?”
“Listen, that would be inappropriate, and it would never work out, and—this conversation is over!” Renard stomped out.
“Thanks for the tea, Rey!” Kat called out.