"Avarice? How is SHE involved in this entire mess?"
As I asked the question, my mind recalled the opportunistic lady vamp with love for cyan and a very telling name. At the first time we met, my opinion of her was clear as glass—I was very sour at her for the way she handled the debt to her I inherited from my father.
Really, who rises rates from nowhere like this? Robbers and debt sharks, that's who. Plus, the way her thugs almost trashed my shop… If not for JJ, I would be without the shop and without money.
Our last personal meeting, though, left me much more confused. Not only was it peaceful, I found out that Avarice had a living family of at least one member—a particularly useless nephew who tried and failed miserably to con me. She seemed much more tolerable then, though still bitchy.
In addition, well, compared to Christina, even Avarice was an angel.
Look at this man. An epitome of success any spy can only dream about. People know him as Dragonslayer, but they have no idea that “Trespasser” would be a much more appropriate nickname XD