Try Again to Get it Right, Part 6
Dinner and dancing - of a kind. Minor Percy/Vex. Post Episode 63.
Somewhat less edited than usual. My apologies.
Dinner began with the usual pleasantries regarding the Briarwood’s journey – which Percy couldn’t care less about - and the food – which had no taste at all to him. Fortunately it wasn’t on him to carry the conversation along; Vesper and Mother were doing the lion’s share of that, with Julius interjecting every so often about the trade treaty. It was almost a surprise when they brought up the bridge.
Honestly Percy was a little impressed with their audacity, spinning out this fictional bridge for his parents and then using the same story five years later to prey on Uriel. It helped that the bridge wasn’t actually a bad idea. Something to think about when the conclave had been defeated, provided they lived through dinner.