- and on that sea, there's an island – It's called Ephemeris –
“You don't understand how desperate our situation is,” Fletcher pointed out. Quiddity will be invaded by the Jaff if I don't stop him.” Howie didn't want to know more. “You have a responsibility. I wouldn't have fathered you if I didn't think you could help me.”
This made Howard feel very unwanted and sarcastic. “Obey me, “Fletcher said. You're my child. You're supposed to obey!”
Howard was not terribly impressed with the Jaff. He looked like a weary man going to seed. Tommy, for his part, used the knife to cut off Howie's shirt. The air felt cool and restful for a second until a terata occupied his back. Then the beast bit down on his neck. The pain was excruciating.