(Holy shit, 3/4 of the way to 1k. Wow. Also, long ass post)
“She’s already gone.” I mutter, trying to stand back up.
I feel a hand grip my shoulder, and I’m dragged to my feet. “Thanks…”
“Don’t mention it. Now, we gotta get Mesa to Tang before Alina gets there.”
Kass take off running down the road, completely ignoring the fact she can fly. “What, so Mesa can kill him first?” I ask, trying to catch up.
“Nope. I never wanted her to deal with him in the first place. I knew Alina was hiding down here somewhere, and that’d she try to kill him. There’s something about Mesa, something that told me she’d be able to defend Tang until he can be properly dealt with.”
I finally catch up to Kass as she skids to a stop. “Fuck. Got any way to contact your art school buddies before they get wrecked?”
“What do you mean?”
“If I’m not mistaken, that’s a hurricane beginning to form.” she points to a vortex of clouds over the sea, which is very close to HQ.
“Oh shit,” I say “No, I don’t.”
“Those wings you got work?”
“Not unless I want my everything about me to be taken over permanently.”
“WHAT?!” Kass shrieks.
I give her a very brief explanation of Rose and what happened just before she showed up. “That explains your eye. It’s flashing gold. But, I may have a solution.”
“Tell me. Please.”
“We’ve been studying objects from outside the realms. And very recently, we’ve found a way to fix Splits, by using some of these objects. They can remove and trap a secondary personality. It might work. It could get rid of Rose.”