I heard the bastard's voice from a nearby cell. Fire erupted along my arms.
"You know what I mean!" I heard Jace snap.
"No," I growled, shattering the cell bars from the heat of my flames. "I don't know what you mean."
Then my gaze fell upon Aida, who looked pissed but blissfully alive.
"Aida, are you alright? Are you hurt?"
"Does a shattered ego count?" she wondered. I smiled. If she could still be a smartass, then she was fine.
"We can fix that later," I told her, glad that there could be a later. "Let's go. I don't think Til can hold them off any longer."
I led Aida out, hoping with all my heart that Jace wouldn't follow, but he did. Aida stuck so close to me that I was afraid I might burn her, but I couldn't bring myself to tell her to keep her distance. I liked the proximity too much.