Heliotrope paused for a moment considering, while Scald appeared like he was following the conversation in his normal if loaded silence. The young Sonnerstein probably knew more about such workings than he let on. Finally Helio responded with another question, "Did you not recall that you were already bound?"
Arnold and Helio's pre-Valentine's day conversation. ((Part 1: How Emerson roped Arnold into another agreement.))
It was Monday Feb 13, about to be fourteenth, Arnold had just gotten up from a nap and had confided in Heliotrope privately about what he had discovered last week. Scald joined them soon after, and was quite distressed that the conversation had turned towards Stormy. After that Arnold noticed that Lionheart was narrowing his eyes at Arnold, as if looking for something. "
Arnold had never intended to shake down every child in town to find out who was spreading the rumors. That particular part of the task had seemed more like a suggestion and not a requisite, so instead he sent word to Tepic asking him if he could narrow it down a little, urchins did hear everything after all. In response Tepic was only able to tell him he could look into it, but to t
Henri had arrived a few hours early, and prepared for what he intended to do for the night, and a few hours later his audience slowly started to arrive. He'd been telling the truth of course, from his point of view, as the perception of explosions engulfed everyone.