"Do I aim to gain power and take Lilith up on her offer? Is she even serious? I’d have to betray the only creature who was willing to take me in. Showing me the closest thing to compassion someone could give a creature like me. I know if I do this Krodnok will do all in his power to kill me. He has said as much.
Or do I remain loyal to my first choice to be a fallower and trusted friend. So many secrets ive already been entrusted with."
Suddenly Hob’na realizes she has been debating all this with Krodnok still mentally linked. She looks up at him walking in front. Almost with a sense of sorrow. If she still had a heart that is.
Carefully keeping the same pace she tries to close the link. Wondering if he was paying attention. After tossing things back and forth she narrows her decision. But she is full of questions.
"Lilith, how are we going to get out of this predicament? Krodnok is not only taking us to Torlok’ab in order to have you “taken care of”. Which I assume he means removed. And then who knows what they’ll do from there. Do you have a plan? I can’t just run away. I have to go with him.
Disappearing will set up way too many red flags…
And who knows what he’ll do then.
Or who he’ll tell for that matter.
And what guarantee can you give me that you actually are going to give me power?
Or even have it to give?
And are you going to be a constant voice in my head or will you disappear here and there?
Will I have time to myself, with my own thoughts?"
Keeping her pace and trying to act in accordance to the current situation she awaits answers, only to find the Underground City no longer around her.
She immediately grew terribly concerned. It was an idyllic forest, beautiful and eden-like. From behind an impressive tree whose bows were heavy with red fruit that Hob’na couldn’t recognize, walked Lilith.
Hob’na at first thought Lilith was human, and then realized she couldn’t quite repeat or even discern any of Liliths features. At certain angles she seemed light skinned, blond and blue eyed. At others green eyes flame haired maiden, and yet at other angles she seemed a dusky beauty with chocolate eyes. Hob’na knew the demon was messing with her senses, yet she didn’t feel threatened by the near naked creature approaching her.
“Do not fear, your body is unconscious on the floor, where you were walking,” said Lilith, "Probably being carried to Unit 817, for my second trip to the plane of life…
But we have time. Krodnok will not risk teleporting you now that you are unresponsive. He will fly you there, knowing it the only safe way to transport you… so not too much time."