Steel followed Farsight without a word, dropping down behind him to enter the girls’ house. It was like entering a foreign land to him, so many females around. He saw Raisa huddled with a book in the corner but, as neither of them were talkers, felt uneasy approaching her. He instead allowed Farsight to take the lead, since it was his ground.
Farsight muttered excuse me’s and hi there’s to pretty much everyone. He pulled up short as one girl, known as Vicky jumped in front of him with a smirk on her face. “Heya Farsight, what brings you here?” she all but crooned. With a sigh, Farsight said, “Vicky, you seen Ghost around the lodge at all?” The girl huffed in annoyance and pointed to the kitchen before walking away. He called out a thanks and turned around to make sure Steel hadn’t gotten lost or pulled into a dark corner by some dame.
The girls were all fully clothed and up to innocent pastimes but it still made Steel feel out of his element to be among them. He was used to the atmosphere in the Bronx lodge, where the majority were blokes and the females were generally not overly girlish. He lifted his brow as Farsight dealt with a girl, then followed him on. A big lad like Steel wasn’t likely to be pulled anywhere by anyone.
Farsight opened the door to the kitchen and found Ghost sitting at a long table, talking to one of their newest birds, a jumpy little boy named Jace, who they still had to give a nickname. He sat down on the opposite side of them and motioned for Steel to join them. “Heya Jace, can I speak ta Ghost alone please?” The boy nodded and ran out of the kitchen and most likely to the boys lodge.
He turned to Ghost and asked, “How are ya?”