Vaironian Tides: Chapter 22

Darion and Tolrek meet face-to-face after months have passed with them apart in Vaironian Tides, Chapter 22.  Here is an excerpt:

The words echoed in Tolrek’s head. He hadn’t heard that Darion was seeing anyone. He searched his mind to see if he remembered anything about that. Darion looked at him out of the corner of his eye. He gave the rebel a secretive smile, enjoying his bit of cruelty.