“I’ve got a new direction though,” I said. “Rachel said I discovered this myself somehow, so I’m thinking that what I should really be doing is whatever I’d be doing normally if I didn’t know.”
Haley nodded slowly. “That sounds good. What do you think you’d be doing normally?”
“Tonight? Well, I was going to work on a new Rocket suit which is kind of the same thing as suit I’m making for Cassie at the base level. It should solve the problem where I can’t carry around a decently powerful suit—once I figure out how to make it lighter anyhow. Anyway, I’m sure I’d be working on Cassie’s version even if Rachel never visited Infinity City, or those alternate universe versions of us never showed up.”
For a moment, Haley’s pupils began to widen into slits. She blinked, her mouth tightening, and they became normal.
“I hope so.” She said, ignoring what had happened.
More than a year into dating her, I knew better than to draw her attention to it. (more…)