Previously in "Blue Nexus": Following the epic battles in the Magus War, where magic made its long-awaited return to Earth and has since sent humanity into a bit of a tizzy over how handle the outburst of magic, Kyle Raiden and his best friends have begun adjusting better to his life as a superhero, despite all the wackiness that's been going on. Kyle's powers with the Nexus have grown, as have some of his ally's abilities: allies like Brenda aka Shindari, who is a mage, and Sandy, aka Violette, another mage and a fledgling one at that. Best of all, Kyle's landed a solid spot on the lacrosse team and finally managed to get a girlfriend, an alien named Ven. Kyle also made a few ventures out into space...ventures that gave him as much notoriety out in the cosmos as on Earth...
“Have you heard from Sandy at all?” Luke asked, his voice low.
Kip and Luke nodded and Kyle moved through the lunch crowd with glee filling his steps. Each time he bumped shoulders with someone he put that much more effort into his steps, just trying to get out of the cafeteria.
They stopped at the small rut that the ship created. Brenda gestured at the agents again and this time none of them responded. She and Kyle rolled their eyes.
Kyle shouldered Brenda. “Yo, hear that? We’re going to a party.”
Kyle tapped his Zanderia communicator and waited for Eltar to be in the pod. “Phoenix, you there? Any chance you can get some tech running at a place nearby? We’ve got a guy here looking to show us something.”
Brenda landed next to the two and Eltar’s ship hummed too loud for them to make any conversation until he cut the engines and the doors started to open.
Eltar stepped from the pod the same way he did before, but this time held the tablet in one of his four arms. The other three folded behind his back in reverence to Phoenix.
Kyle cut a glance to Phoenix, who didn’t seem to notice. “Eltar, the tablet?”
“A festival on Xenomark?” Phoenix asked. “Interesting. And, how exactly did you manage to locate us? My understanding is that it’s quite the trip from Xenomark to here.”
Kyle grimaced. “And Shindari? Phoenix? What about them?”
Phoenix nodded, still messing with the device. “Indeed, I love some good intergalactic small-talk. No end of conversation about the weather.”
“I do not live on Xenomark VI, of course,” Eltar said, his voice cracking.
Eltar’s mouth slacked open and he raised three of his four arms. Phoenix grinned and took the tablet off the wall.