Hushabye | Chapter 16

“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.”

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