Jocko smacked his lips and wiped his mouth on his sleeve. “We’ve all gotten a boost from this,” he said. “Not just because of the Hesikastor. It’s one in the eye for Hengst.”
“Not all,” Rufus said. He looked from Aunt Marita to Shira.
Susann! Shira leapt up, stricken. “I’ll be right back.” She made for the entrance.
“Shira!” Aunt Marita called after her.
But Shira kept going.