Luke didn’t like her, and he really did not like teaching her.
Shahin found that a little amusing, but she tried not to antagonize the man too much. She wanted to become better at Kwxe. Everything she found in every vision told her she was going to need it. Everything the teachers didn’t want to tell her enforced that – up to and including the fact that, despite the fact that Luke did not like teaching her, he’d agreed to meet with her three times a week to practice Kwxe.
“What are you going to use this for?” he demanded today. Shahin smiled, a small expression that was as dry and as careful as she could make it.
“I was thinking,” she offered, “that I would use it to stop Dragons. Or – if I can’t stop them…” She would stop them, she knew it. But that would be much later. “…then to stall them.”
She noted that he was surprised, and a bit chagrined, and quite a bit worried. She decided she could live with that.
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