But I hesitated for a moment, weighing my options. I knew that Na’ahmeh’s release could bring about the end of the human world and my comfortable existence within it. However, at the same time, the thought of returning to my throne in Hell excited me.

Agent Sun stepped forward, trying to defuse the tension by clearing his throat. “We’re all here to stop Na’ahmeh, so let’s focus on that. What can you tell us about the plan?”

I reluctantly agreed. “Fine,” I said as I drew my magic back to myself. “I’ll tell you what I know. But first, let’s get one thing straight. I may have to work with you, but that doesn’t mean I like it. And as for you, Kay Knightstone,” I sneered as I spoke his current human name, remembering how foolish he was for falling for a human woman. “Pathetic.”

I leaned back as much as I could, a smirk playing on my lips, though with my half-transformed features, I wasn’t sure if it showed. “The plan was simple. Na’ahmeh needed a vessel to escape her prison, so Dena was bred to be her host body. Not that Dena knew it, of course,” I said. I pointed dismissively at Cathan. “Our resident fairy boy here had the only magic we could use to unleash her, so she could take over the host body.”

Cathán’s fists clenched at his sides as I spoke, but he remained silent. Xander nodded, encouraging me to continue.

“As for the specifics, now that she’s free, I don’t know much. Na’ahmeh likes to keep her plans close to the chest. All I know is that she has a key keeping her connected to Hell that will open the paths between worlds and allow the demons to cross over.” I licked my lips, my throat suddenly dry. “And to allow us to return home.”

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