Kara was so sure she was going to answer in a snarky and condescending manner. She was so sure that she was going to look him right in the eye and laugh at the fact that he was still doubting her. Of course she didn’t though. Instead she breathed in slowly and her face twisted into a look of confusion and conflict. Maybe it wasn’t the best idea to tell the truth but if she had suddenly told him upright that he was stupid to believe her and make something up that would also prove to be a stupid idea.
Her heartbeat quickened and she looked away from the pages of the book she was reading. She mentally questioned her actions. She normally didn’t have so much trouble with talking to people. Maybe it’s because she had seen him turn into a dangerous predator right before her eyes? She slowly breathed out again and hugged the thick book to her chest. Her head appeared past the bookshelf and she looked Kale right in the eyes. “Would you even believe me if I told you?”
Maria looked over at the bed then back at Aaron. Anyone could take a guess that the boy’s posture was very familiar to him and he could relax in this room the tinker seemed to call home. Maria was not about to interfere. He was perfectly fine with listening to the sounds of the metal brushing against each other. It wasn’t the same sound he was accustomed to. It wasn’t the same noise as the precisely calculated cutting and assembling the machinery in system sounded like. The boy walked over to the small bed, carefully moving the little nuts and bolts that lay scattered at the foot of the bed so he could sit and lean against the wall.