After a while further, still unable to understand Keelish, the group made their final observations of the cave and its contents, made a few more scans of the devices contained within, and prepared to depart.
‘‘Well done Rhoa. See? Was it that difficult to work with your old master again?’’ he patted her on the back with a grin while Rhoa stared at the ground, saddened and ashamed.
‘‘Don’t worry Rhoa, i’ll keep my promise to you. I will return to you all that was yours. Your belongings, your wealth, your titles, all of it.’’ he assured her in a kind tone and stretched his arm to hold Rhoa’s hand, but she yanked it away before he could grip hold if it. Kesh’s grin faded.
‘‘Make sure of it.’’ she hissed and took the lead out.
Kesh growled, then looked at his cybermancers to gesture them to follow suit with a head motion.
Felix followed them out of sight.
When they had exited the building in to the wide cavern where the fight with the golem took place, Rhoa came to a full stop as she looked around in confusion. Kesh cought up to her.
‘‘What is it?’’ he continued to growl.
Instantly he realised. Felix’s body was gone, while the rest still remain.
‘‘WHAT!?! He LIVES!?’’ he yelled, outraged. He then turned to Rhoa. ‘‘WHY didn’t you tell me he was still alive!?’’ he barked at her while nearing and getting in her face.
‘‘YOU said he was DEAD!’’ she yelled back while taking a few steps back and beginning to tear up.
‘‘I thought he WAS dead, that’s why i told you that. If i had known he was alive, i would have corrected that immediately… He must not be allowed to spread word of this place. We must find him, and END him, at once.’’
He turns to his cybermancers.
‘‘YOU TWO!’’ he barks, ‘‘Head out of the cavern and search the caves back to the surface, then stand guard, let none in our out before we return. Meanwhile, i and Rhoa will search here and back inside. MOVE!!’’
The two cybermancers nodded in unison and proceeded out of the cavern. Kesh spoke to Rhoa.
’‘Rhoa, i’ll hold back on that promise of mine for a moment further, until this is settled.’’
Rhoa glared at him.