131 – More preparations for . . . what?
Steven continued. “It appears that our next planned stop is a check in at Shalaia, with the extended family; then the four of us return to our home planet.”
Rox, Caspian and the Karen all appeared to mutually agree as Steven put this forward.
Steven turned to Karen. “Switching languages, a moment.”
Steven continued in Karen’s language. “How long are you staying with us?”
Karen appeared reticent. “That depends on how things go. As I said before you went down that hole, there are things that need to happen, that I need to prepare you for. The next step includes the kids.”
Steven made the connections and leaps instants before Rox. “Some of what you put in my mind before we went down was useful down there. Thank you for that. But there is more, isn’t there. Somebody’s machinations still involve us here in this kingdom.”
Karen finished her bite before answering.