"Did I miss something?" Ash asked as he joined them.
Artemis turned on him with a hiss. "Kill Sin already."
"I would, but I think Kat would miss him."
"Like I care?"
"Matisera!" Kat said, placing her hand on her distended belly. "Be nice. He is the father of your grandchild."
Artemis let out a squeal of pain before she flashed out of the room.
"Grandma, grandma, grandma," Sin said in a very infantile manner.
Ash gave him a droll stare. "Is that really necessary?"
Sin laughed. "Absolutely, and don’t pretend for even an instant that you’re not loving every minute of it."
Ash couldn’t resist smiling. "Not everysingle minute."
Kat rolled her eyes at them. "You two are rotten."
Joining the laughter, Ash moved forward to take Kat’s hand, and as he did so, he caught a bright flash of something in his mind.
"Solren?" Kat asked, using the Atlantean term for father. "Is something wrong?"
Ash couldn’t speak as a strange feeling overcame him. There was something… something…
No, it was someone, he realized, and it was casting a dire pall over everything. He looked at Kat as he tried his best to home in on it.
It was no use. Whatever it was, it was gone now. But even so, it left behind a rift.
Something was coming for him.
And it was going to change him forever…