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She put an arm around me. I don’t mean to be hard on you. We know you’re trying. Just then a photographer came up to get a candid photo of us talking. I wondered what the headline for that one would be? Something about the Selected teaching the Selector maybe.

Huh. I tapped my chin. Conundrum. Maybe there’s a plate in my head that I’m unaware of? You know—I snapped—everyone always says my personality is electric. Maybe that is messing up the machine.The nurse’s lips tightened further. The mountebank shook his head, reading the printout again. He glanced at the machine. I need to make a call. Nurse Jessub, come with me, please.

She glared at me all the way out the door. We wouldn’t end up friends, she and I.Fifteen minutes later, I was unsurprised to see the mountebank bring in a lanky man with a buzzcut, keen eyes, and a smile that said people did what he wanted if they wanted to keep their appendages. The nurse filed in after him with an expression that said, This is for your own good.Hello, Miss Price, the new guy said, his hands behind his back and his smile oily. I’m Rob Stevens.

Hi, Rob, I said.I am an Authenticator. Do you know what that is?

My heart sank and a bead of sweat ran down my back.

His smile spread. I can see that you do. Yes, I can read the shades of truth within lies, and vice versa.Fox made a face. Hey, you were the one standing there talking about how hot she was when you should have been watch—

Burke threw a punch that knocked Fox back several steps. I sucked in a breath, frozen. Fox came back at him, and I was pushed to the floor by Burke’s arm pulling back for another punch.WHOA! Kile jumped over me and started pulling at Burke, while Henri was yelling at Fox in Finnish. After everything with Jack, my new instinct was to get back up and throw a punch. No one was going to hurt me and get away with it. And I might have tried if it wasn’t for one thing.

Erik, the quiet observer, had launched himself over the table to pick me up.Come, he said.