Previously on "Blue Nexus": Kyle helped an alien girl named Ven fight off some rogue government agents bent on capturing her for nefarious reasons. They hit it off fast, forming a good friendship with signs of blossoming into something more. Meanwhile, Kyle and Andreus have been preparing for the upcoming lacrosse season, though their magic-fueled feud has created an ugly stain on their reputation. And Kyle, after the battle with the Starlan, still has a broken, useless Nexus bracelet.
Ven shrugged. “Figured I would ask, I didn’t think it would do too much to him.”
“Who isn’t going?” Ven asked.
The two groups separated after Kyle and Kip did their handshake and Ven and Kyle continued through the mall, though at a slower pace. Neither of them spoke before they entered another shop, and even then it was Ven pointing out the candle to Kyle.
Kyle went to retort but didn’t bother. He and Andreus started across the field toward the referees as well as the other team’s captains. There wasn’t a coin-flip or anything, but the district did have a weird thing of having the captains come on the field last to introduce themselves and for the refs to basically tell them not to kill each other.
“Oh, relax, just roll the window down,” Kyle said, picking up the pace and forcing Ven to follow after him.
“Well, yeah, and we’re not—” Kyle stopped himself when Ven took up a solo cup and dipped a small ladle into a bowl of red liquid. She slid this liquid down her throat with ease and smiled after it’d been drunk.
She shushed him. “It’s Veronica around the humans.” She smiled and chuckled. She was still adorable, but boy if she hadn’t screamed that across the way. Thankfully their voices were practically drowned out by the music.
“We don’t have a tattoo parlor downtown,” Kyle said. The well-dressed boy set down the can and shrugged.
“None of your business,” he said. He didn’t seem tense, or likely to make any sudden moves.
“They haven’t done anything to you,” Kyle said.