Kado stormed out of the alcove he used as an office and disappeared in the darkness as he headed in the direction of the cave’s exit. Cathnor heard soft sobs coming from the room, and it didn’t take a genius to figure out what was going on. Kado had been harder on her recently than Zain had ever been with them when they were young. His foster brother often lacked the compassion Zain possessed.
Things were different now. Harder. There was a lot more to lose, and Cathnor knew Kado was only trying to protect Auren, but he often felt his foster brother was beginning to step over a line. Cathnor had stayed out of it this long out of respect for their new Foramar, but it was time to put an end to this before he drove Auren away and endangered them all.
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