“The shot you gave him was only half-force,” Craig explained.
“Half? So that means I can use full Smoke?” Aella asked.
“I think so. This is how ye do’t.” Craig told her the theory. “But I never tried so I dunno if it works.”
For the next hour, the two watched Aella’s gun shift from white to gray, from gray to black, and back again.
“You’re not afraid that I might hurt you?” she asked.
“Nah, you looked like you wanted to kill your ex back there. I know you ain’t leaving.”
“You accept it even though I’m half Mist?”
She laid her head on his lap and closed her eyes. “It feels good to be accepted.”