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“But, Jia-” someone protested, “the boy… Someone should remain with you.”
“As you said, he’s just a boy.” The woman, Jia, shook her head curtly. “If Circle members have truly breached the wards and killed Michael Wayland, we need to know.”
They didn’t look happy about it, but they obeyed, leaving Jonathan alone with Jia. Some of his consternation must have shown on his face, because her voice was much softer when she said, “It’s not that we doubt your word. It’s just - we didn’t know anyone was living out here, and then there’s the issue of your… wings.”
“My wings?” Jonathan stared at her.
“Yes.” Jia looked back with equal confusion. “Jonathan, there’s never been a Nephilim with wings.”