"I think they stopped...?"
Thus far, he'd been assigned a new part-blood, the same one, probably fifty thousand times in the last hour, and then de-assigned. Daena, currently curled up on the ship's hull, which was presently in pieces because Ryan had to rip it off to get to the wiring under it, was watching his InVisor tablet, waiting for it to stop that madness. Of course, Suyis' name was attached to all the assignment notices. Angel's was attached to the de-assignment notices.
So it seemed, apparently, Suyis and Angel had fallen to having arguments through the handler assignment system. How utterly childish. Then again, better they had that war over the handler assignment system, than face to face, because Ryan was quite sure if Angel pissed Suyis off, none of them were going to live to talk about it.
"How long's it been since I last said it changed again?" Daena asked.
Ryan's gaze went to the ceiling, the metallic tinkling of him messing around in the airship's side quieting. "About five or six minutes, at least," he answered. "You didn't check the time?" he asked, peeking up over the ship at the pixie. She wasn't very big, as many pixies aren't, a soft pinkish color, with translucent dragonfly wings. Ryan had gotten creative and made her small clothes that fit, and weren't restrictive-it turned out pixies weren't much fond of restrictive clothing, but he had yet to meet an Other that was.
"I did," Daena answered, "but I forgot what it said."
He tried not to laugh at her, but a snort did escape, anyway. He loved Daena, really, but she liked to pretend she wasn't very bright. "Well, it's been a while, at least. So maybe they did stop, finally."
"It's either that or Suyis knocked Angel out," Daena agreed. "I wish I could've seen that." Daen was not, as it happened, very fond of Angel.
To be fair about it, neither was Ryan, but he preferred not to talk about it. None of it mattered. He hadn't talked much about it with Killian, or Zumimom, or even Tristan or Sandalio, and he didn't intend to. There were far more important things to worry about. "Check the timestamp?" he asked. Yes, more important things, like maybe this new part-blood assignment.
He hoped they liked airships.
"Oh!" Daena exclaimed, and tapped the screen. "6:22," she said. "The time in the corner says 8:39."
"That's a lot longer ago than I thought," Ryan murmured.
"Do you think it's safe to go find them?"
"Maybe." A loud clang sounded as part of the ship suddenly, and rather violently, dislodged from the side. "... and maybe I should not, right now."
"Oh, come on," Daena answered, dangling off the edge of the ship hull. Fortunately, she'd pulled her blonde hair into a bun instead of dangling off the edge of an airship hull with her hair loose. "I want to meet them, don't you?"
Yes... and no. It was always like that, and it was hard to explain. Despite being an Other, Daena didn't think about things like that. Besides, in the airship hangars, he could let Daena wander around as she'd like. It was far less of a good idea in the rest of the Tower proper, but the air fleet didn't care that she was in here. Often, she was a help, even.
"We'll see if they come here," he said. "They might."