fighting stance. “I’m a superhero now, remember?” Even when she didn’t have
training scheduled, there was always a chance Devon would try to teach her a
lesson. “I can handle anything!”
right. How silly of me.” Devon’s eyes narrowed, and Sage knew she was in for
it. “Faster than a failed autocorrect text.” He ducked down to sweep her legs.
ready for his attack and moved just in time, but kept her eyes on target,
knowing there would be more. It took all she had not to laugh at his playful
taunts. Devon could be pretty witty off the cuff when he wanted.
than an internet meme!” His fist went flying again.
but the impact sent her stumbling backwards. It took her a moment to regain her
balance, and as she did, he launched into another round of attacks. He punched
high; she blocked. He kicked round; she dodged. They danced the dance of war
for a few moments until Sage executed a beautiful take down that sent her
massive booty after a single shot of espresso.” She laughed, and reached a hand
out to help Devon up.
Captain Trainwreck. But don’t get cocky, kid. Your skills are improving.” He
chuckled. “But before you get out there and face the big baddies on the
streets, you have to do it right. Swear in and sign on the dotted line. Have
the backing of the Agency with you.”
sound like a trap?”
her, all but calling her a drama queen with his eyes. “No one is twisting your
happy to break it, I see,” she replied.
better have good health insurance. Sounds like I’ll need it.”
Terra.” Devon crossed his arms as if that were all that needed to be said.
at her neck said otherwise, but there was no use arguing that point. “So what’s
my new training schedule looking like?”
put you on a daily regimen. When you’re not training with me, I want you in the
weight room, working those muscle groups. You need to get some strength into
those string beans you call arms.”
long as I get to wear the cape!” Sage took the edges of it in her hand and
flapped like a bird before wrapping herself up like a bat.
caught up with Devon she hadn’t even heard his footsteps in the hallway. How
long had he been standing there listening to their conversation?
is this idiocy?” Grey sounded like he was on the verge of laughter, but his
face retained the stony mask of indifference.
fanning out the edges of the cape as she rounded to face him. “A superhero has
between a scowl and a laugh, Grey’s face hadn’t committed to either look,
leaving him with an expression that ruined any serious words he might have
spoken next. Before he could summon his voice, Sage lifted her head and strolled
proudly across the room to meet him.
pledge my allegiance to the order, they need to know who they’re getting as an
agent.” She sauntered into the hallway.
the glorious career of Captain Trainwreck.” Devon’s laughter echoed behind her.
will be sung of my adventures. Mark my words.” Tears burned in her eyes as she
fought to keep a straight face. With her head held high, she marched onward to
called out behind her.
had to have the last word. Sage turned on her heel and shot him a look that
could rival even Ava’s icy glare. “Don’t spoil this for me. I’m having a
but doubled over, hyperventilating as he gasped for air between snorts of
laughter. “But can you have your moment over there?” Grey pointed as he fought
to catch his breath. “Ava’s office is the other way.”
course, but no way in hell was she giving up the high ground. She wheeled
around and cat-walked down the opposite side of the hallway like a diva in a
fashion show. She gave a little flap of her cape as she passed Grey.
Overconfidence was better than letting him feel he’d taken the wind from her
slowly. Sage could almost hear the sarcasm in each slap of his palms. “Are you
planning to take any of this seriously?”
to answer that baited question. Joking aside, this was the hardest thing she’d
ever thought to do – signing over her partially immortal life in service to
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