- We watched as the boys practiced the simple moves Hyun and his Brothers had taught that afternoon. Aiden was very, very good. He'd never suffer in hand to hand combat, even my untrained eyes were sure of that. Jonathan and Rees both seemed to have a slight weight advantage, if they could figure out how to use it. Their human ancestry gave them heavier bones and a smaller stature. They both had a lower center of gravity. My men watched them all with critical eyes, knowing what we would have to do to train them to reach their full potential.
- For everything the men had done today, all the excitement and battling, this was more important. The moment they stepped next to Mycah's family, the boys were the focus of their attention. Damien and his Brothers had not realized how good it would feel to be responsible for their young.
- The halls were again crowded with men as we moved toward the eating area. I saw huge boxes of something stacked outside the dining hall. Bags the women had brought were also stacked there. Mycah's family tried to climb on them and Damien's family quickly told them no.